TSA will test automated authentication systems

03/19/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Transportation Security Administration continues to verify travelers' identification and boarding passes manually, a practice that some observers say increases the risk of some travelers using fake documents. However, the TSA is considering using automated devices to verify documents and will test document authentication systems at some airports in the coming months. "The technology is designed to read security features embedded in both the boarding pass and ID to verify their authenticity and ensure the names match," TSA spokesman Greg Soule said.

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