Apparently You Should Never Throw Away Your Boarding Pass. The Reason? I Had No Idea!
When you are using an airplane to get from point A to point B, you probably take good care of your boarding pass before the flight starts. This is quite logical because without this pass, the company won’t allow you to step into the plane.
The situation is much different once we enter the airplane because we have passed the checks and we don’t need it. In some cases people fold it and put it together with the things they need to throw away or put it in some magazine found in their bag or on the plane.
Even though this seems completely natural, after watching the video below, you will probably think twice before you toss the boarding pass. Apparently, the boarding pass comes with sensitive personal information that we can’t see (it’s encrypted).
This information was shared on the popular website called Krebs on Security managed by Brian Krebs (popular American investigative journalist).
An individual that has bad intentions can simply take a photo of the bar code found on the pass and use a bar code reader found on Inlite’s official website.
Numerous forensic specialists have highlighted the fact that this encrypted personal information found in the bar code can provide access to your personal phone numbers, home and email addresses and many other things that we don’t want to share publicly.
In other words, it won’t take much time before these hackers find out how to access your bank account. So, watch the video found below and learn how to keep your personal information safe. You never know how some simple actions can result in such difficulties.
We encourage you to share this information with your family and friends because thousands of people are using planes on a daily basis.
Via Sun Gazing