During the flight, you must carefully keep your passports and boarding passes, because these are important and personal documents. But you will see that contrary to what most people do, even after the flight, although it will not serve you anymore, you should never throw the boarding pass under any circumstances.
Some people are so excited about the idea of going on a trip they will not hesitate to take a photo of the famous document and post it on social networks. There are also those who get rid of them in any trash or who drop out of the air Tickets leaving on their seats. This is a very bad idea!
Indeed, at first glance, the boarding pass seems “only” contain the passenger’s name, flight number, destination, seat number and the number the door. So, before information that pale in, everyone reacts the same way and get rid of them as soon as possible, once in flight. Still, you will see that if your boarding card falls into the wrong hands, a detail could rot your life.
“A boarding card has a barcode. And when it scans, it reveals much confidential information about you. As your residential address, email, phone number and even some of your financial data. A hacker could easily access all that “said Winston Krone, expert on cybercrime.
You wondered how a boarding pass could harm you? With its barcode! It is the gateway to a large part of your identity. Malicious people like identity thieves would be happy to get it. Each year, this is what happens. Because if people have got used to reduce confetti invoices, bank statements or letters before throwing them, no one is worry of boarding passes!
For the same reasons, it is also unwise to post photos on the Internet. Indeed, thanks to new technologies, it is not uncommon for savoy hackers manage somehow to discover all the information.
So the next time you fly, remember – it. Take the opportunity also to get the message to your loved ones!
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