Scientist fools nude scanner

This is a nice example, why those backscatter airport scanners are not the solution of all problems in airport security. The interesting part starts at 18:05 of this video available in the ZDF mediathek (an public broadcasting network in Germany). Despite being scanned they are not able to find the thermite the scientist is carrying. The guy demoing the scanner doesn’t look amused as well as Mr. Bosbach, a german politician who thinks that we should use such scanners, if they are able to protect the privacy of the scanned peoples.