The answer is: They don't really know. But rest assured that it will involve "additional screening procedures."
In case you've missed the Internet-wide freakout today, "new intelligence" has surfaced that terrorists may be hatching a plan to surgically implant explosives into people's bodies, have them board U.S.-bound planes in foreign countries, and then detonate the bombs mid-flight.
No more "shoe bombers." Now we have "boob bombers."
Terrifying, we know.
And speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and a host of other news organizations, Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nicholas Kimball said this:
"These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same activity at every international airport," Kimball said. "Measures may include interaction with passengers, in addition to the use of other screening methods such as pat-downs and the use of enhanced tools and technologies."
But what "enhanced tools and technologies" will the TSA use?
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a U.S. Security Official admits to Seattle Weekly that current screening devices like metal detectors and body scanners can't detect explosives that are implanted under the skin (unless the explosives have metal).
As for any new devices to be used, the official wouldn't say, only stating that "We can't get into any technology that may be in development right now."
So if the existing procedures (which everyone already hates) can't detect bomb implants and no new technology is currently available that could tackle the supposed threat (and make everyone even more pissed), what's the plan?
"We think passengers will be more attuned to the enhanced security measures and will hopefully have a higher awareness," says the official.
So yes, it's up to you, annoyed airline passengers, to sniff out anyone with suspicious surgery scars or breasts that tick.