Student or Learner
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.
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.
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?
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,