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17th April 2019 Issue no. 453
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Security alert over print at home plane tickets that can be altered to avoid US security checks
Barcodes on airline boarding passes can be read using smartphones and altered to allow passengers through lighter security checks, an aviation security researcher has claimed. The U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) runs a programme called PreCheck which allows frequent fliers to be randomly chosen for 'expedited screening' before boarding domestic flights.
Boarding passes for travel on U.S. airlines feature barcodes which include data telling security staff whether the passenger has been chosen to go through these less stringent checks.
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