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    Piggybacking and Tailgating

    Hello,
    My question this time is very simple.
    What are "Piggybacking" and "Tailgating" ?

    I know the terms means the act of entering restricted areas without IDs. However I am very confused since I found two different meanings for each words.

    Piggybacking:

    1. Piggybacking can occur when an authorized person knowingly or unknowingly provides access through a portal to another traveling in the same direction.

    2. Piggybacking occurs when an authorized person holds a protected door open for another person that he or she perceives to have authorized access.

    Tailgating:

    1. Tailgating can occure when an authorized person knowingly or unknowingly provides unauthrozied access through a portal to another traveling in the opposite direction.

    2. Tailgating is the act of an unauthorized person slipping through a door after an authorized person.

    So, which difinition is correct?

    Thank you,
    Higurashi

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    #2

    Re: Piggybacking and Tailgating

    Hello Higurashi

    It seems to me that Piggybacking #2 is a subset of #1. So I would choose #1.

    With tailgating, however, #1 seems wrong to me, as you have to be on someone's "tail" (i.e. behind them) to "tailgate". So I would choose the second definition of tailgating.

    Have a good Wednesday,
    MrP

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