In today’s digital age, airline boarding passes are digitized to make traveling more convenient – which it has. But it has also opened passengers to real hazards that few are aware of.
The crux of the issue is the QR code on the boarding pass. Any hacker with an easily available app can scan that code and get personal information about the passenger – their names as well as frequent flyer code and put it to bad use.
Yet most passengers are blissfully unaware of the hazards. Next time you travel destroy that boarding pass just as you would a discarded credit card.
You also need to be careful with a digitized boarding pass on your smartphone, as well. Sharing them on Facebook, Twitter can make your QR code accessible to crooks.
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Why You Should NEVER Throw Your Boarding Pass Away. Burn It Instead