We all have a habit of posting footage of luggage, passport and boarding passes on social media to impress our friends when we are going on a fun trip.
But a new study suggests that an airplane boarding pass contains a lot of information that is hidden from plain sight in a small barcode.
Additionally, the passenger’s first and last name are also visible inside the bar code with additional information such as destination, origin and whether he/she is a frequent passenger. It takes only little effort for a cyber criminal to crack this code and obtain all personal data about you.
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from Gilbertine Onfroi