Increased airport security in the United States has caused outrage among airline passengers with many protesting what they call intrusive pat-downs and full-body scans that are like "virtual strip searches."

Under the American Transportation Security Administration's latest rules, travellers at some airports must step through an X-ray scanner that performs a virtual full-body strip search.

The person screening the test sits in a different room and does not know the identities of individuals who pass through. However, many travellers are still reluctant to get the scan.

What would you rather? A full-body scan or a pat-down? In the post-9/11 world is this type of security necessary? Have your say by posting a comment below . . .