When we fly, it is a necessity to have a boarding pass, because without it we cannot get on the plane. Once we boarded, many of us become more careless with its whereabouts, because we are done with it. Sometimes we put it in the seat pocket in front of us, or we just throw it.
I never realized that being so careless with the boarding pass could potentially get me into so much trouble. According to ‘Krebs on Security”, there is a ton of personal information encrypted on the boarding pass.
An unscrupulous person could take a screen shot of the bar code on the boarding pass, and feed it into a bar code reader on “Inlite’s” site. Forensic expert for CBS, Winston Krone, says that some of the encrypted information can include personal email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers.