Here’s why you should never post your boarding pass photo on social media

ING_19047_00615 (300 x 225)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.

Read more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boarding-pass-photos-security_us_56157460e4b021e856d350bb

The post Here’s why you should never post your boarding pass photo on social media appeared first on Cyber Security Portal.

from Gilbertine Onfroi

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