Though the TSA is going forward with their Registered Traveler
program, private firms such as Verified Identity Pass Inc.
are moving even faster. With trails at two US airports and more in the queue, this company is registering flyers who exchange their fingerprints and iris scans for express passage through airport security.
Steven Brill, VIP Inc. president, calls this the Volunteer Credentialing Industry.
I call their systems and databases the most tempting hacker targets since the Diebold electronic voting machine.
Apparently their first try was Verified ID or VID. For some reason that didn't stick.