[Pauldotcom] Packing for Defcon:Not wanting the TSA to give me a colonoscopy.
irongeek at irongeek.com
Sun Jun 6 16:19:02 UTC 2010
I guess that brings up the point: What items are best to carry on, and what
is best to check?
On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Andrew Ellis <only.samurai at gmail.com>wrote:
> I've thrown a set of picks in my checked luggage for the past few
> years for Defcon as well as pen-testing gigs. I don't know if it's
> technically allowed or not, but I've never had any trouble.
> I did have some trouble one year coming back from Defcon with a laptop
> I had purchased with NoOS installed. I got selected for a screening
> and the TSA agent wasn't happy with the fact that it didn't boot into
> On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Adrian Crenshaw <irongeek at irongeek.com>
> > Hi All,
> > I'm going to be bringing some odd stuff to Defcon, and I'll be
> > The PHUKD devices and home brew stuff may look odd to the inspectors, and
> > know some of you have brought odd items like lockpicks. I know the safest
> > bet is to ship the stuff to the hotel, but I hate having my gear out of
> > control. I'm thinking this would even make a cool article: How not to get
> > reamed by the TSA. Here are the key points:
> > 1. Ever taken home brew electronics with you?
> > 2. Did the TSA raise eyebrows?
> > 3. How about lockpicks and other items?
> > 4. How easy are TSA approved locks to pick? I imagine easy since there
> > standardized.
> > I'm guessing home brew electronics is safer stuff to bring than home brew
> > chemicals at least. Side note: If you have a prescription for a
> > substance, I wander what happens if the K9s flag your luggage?
> > Adrian
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