Hint: Red bar code means something
Similar to passport which reveals your personal information, the boarding pass can do also. Definitely, your name, transfer seat, the standard of seat, and essential information of flights are available on the boarding pass, so you should take a second decision before taking photos of papers and posting them on social media – or just throw away at the time you take off.
This is the reason why someone else will get the access into the bar code which is printed on the airplane boarding passes, bloggers stated that others can explore more about your private information, your travel schedule in the future, and possibly hackers will take advantage of these information to change your seat, or cancel your fights in the future, and even reset your PIN number.
Winston Krone, a forensic expert, explains that the boarding pass with a bar code containing the personal information of passengers such as full name, home address, email address and contact phone number. Thus, hackers can easily access your personal information as well as financial details.
Many people may wonder how their personal information can be seen through the boarding pass. The reason is that in the bar code. When the boarding pass are placed in a bar code reader, all passenger’s information contained in it will displayed; and these valuable information can be a target for thieves.
Therefore, make sure that you will keep the boarding pass safely before, during and after the flight. We can shred it before throwing away so no one can access the bar code. And for more security, you should not take photos of ticket and post it on social networks. With the advanced technology today, you can hardly be sure what will happen. Your personal information could be stolen just by a few taps and clicks. Be careful.