Here’s Why You Should NEVER Throw Your Boarding Pass Away, Not Even After Your Flight
When we fly its mandatory to have a boarding pass to get on the plane.
Right before boarding on an airplane we hold onto our boarding passes like our lives rely on upon it. But after we boarded, many, if not all of us, doesn’t care anymore about this ticket. Sometimes we throw it in the plane, other times we left it in the hotel room, or just chuck it. But this careless can get you into so much trouble.
We Indians love going on holidays. Who doesn’t, right? I do too. I mean, if I could be writing this piece straight from a beach, with a beer in my hand it’d just be perfect, wouldn’t it? Another thing I really like is collecting boarding passes of the places I visit. No matter where I go, I make sure I keep my boarding pass with me. That way, years later, when I look at them, I get to relive my memory of that place. I even have a little book where I keep all of them, secretly stacked away. For it isn’t just a piece of paper, it becomes a story that I keep telling myself, time and again.
According to “Krebs on Security” there is personal information encrypted on your boarding pass. After someone took a screen shot of the bar code on the ticket, you will be amazed of how much personal information that person can get about you: home address, banking info, email address, phone number.
Watch the video and share it for others to learn about the risks and damage of being careless with their boarding pass! flickr. Which, in turn, not only puts you in danger of having critical information stolen, but also puts you in a possible risk of identity fraud. Check it out.
Your boarding pass, even after the journey is over, can land you into a lot of trouble, should it land in the hands of the wrong person. According to krebsonsecurity.com, a security news and investigation website, most boarding passes have personal information of the passenger encrypted on them.
The bar code that you see on a boarding pass, holds your private info, including who you are, what your phone number is, what your email id is, and even your home address!
The following video by CBS has its forensic expert talk about the ill-effects of throwing your boarding pass away. Which, in turn, not only puts you in danger of having critical information stolen, but also puts you in a possible risk of identity fraud. Check it out.
Always remember this before you think of throwing that ‘useless’ piece of paper away.