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Here's Why You Should Never Upload Your Boarding Pass To Social Media

Here's Why You Should Never Upload Your Boarding Pass To Social Media

Is there anything worse than the people who check into the airport and post a picture of their passports/boarding pass next to a pint on Facebook with the caption "let the holiday begin!"? I think not.

Well, hopefully everyone will pack it in after reading this.

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According to the Independent, the two-dimensional barcodes and QR codes located on your passport can be used for a variety of nefarious reasons.

Steve Hu from iflyflat.com.au decided to see exactly how much information he could gather about a person using just the details on their boarding pass. And the results are pretty terrifying.

He logged on to Delta Airlines using the information on a boarding pass and within seconds he had access to the person's account and all their personal details.

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This included the passenger's full name, itinerary, seat number, a breakdown of the fare paid, the date the ticket was purchased and the last four digits of the bank card used.

Not great, that, is it??

Maybe these dipshits will think twice now and stop pissing people off on Facebook in the process.

Featured image credit: PA

Topics: Airport

Sian Broderick

Sian is the Junior Editor of Tyla. She loves crap telly, anything leopard print, and never leaves the house without her gold hoops.