4 Dangerous Reasons Why You Should Stop Posting Pictures Of Your Boarding Pass On Social Media



So you're about to board a plane and ready to enjoy that once-in-a-lifetime getaway. You snap a photo of your boarding pass, with your flight number and destination listed, and share it with your friends and followers on social media.

You posted the pictures under public settings, thinking about the bragging rights and not what is lurking within those images that could be used by someone with wicked intentions.

While many people think that posting a picture of a boarding pass to social networks is a great way to brag, it could also be the first step to a nightmare.

Brian Krebs, technology security guru, took to his blog Krebs on Security about the danger the holidaymakers and travel junkies faces from sharing their private information. 

Here are Brian's 4 good reasons why you need to deter yourself in posting everything in social media: 


1. You're giving away your airline, full name and surname as well as your booking reference - which is everything a person needs to log into your flight reservation online and make amendments.

2. Your giving away your exact locations, as well as the times you'll be at these places. Also, when a person accesses your flight details as detailed in point number one, they will also be able to view ALL your future flight plans with that specific airline and make amendments to those, too.

3. Logging into your online booking not only reveals flight details for all flights with the airline, in some cases it also shows your ID number, passport number, email address, telephone number and, in some cases, your credit card details.

4. An easy bar-code scan on a free internet decoder can reveal your frequent flyer number, which can then be used by other people to book flights.

Brian gave an advice as well about disposing your tickets and boarding pass. He said that you shouldn't dispose it in any random location as the encrypted information will still be available on it. Rather put it on a paper shredder or simply black out the areas containing your personal details and the bar-code before throwing it in the bin. 
(Source: News24)
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