engine - 7:08 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would have thought the authorities would have some other check going on if this vulnerability been around for a while. At least I hope they do.
A vulnerability in US domestic airline boarding pass barcodes could allow travellers to bring unauthorised items on board, says a security expert.
The barcodes reveal which airport checks a passenger will face and can be read by smartphones, he says.
It could undermine the US's PreCheck system which randomly decides which frequent fliers can skip part of the pre-boarding security process.
The codes could allow passengers to work out if they had been picked.US Boarding Pass Barcode Safety Vulnerability [bbc.co.uk]