Airline Boarding Passes Can Be Hacked to Avoid Security Checks [REPORT]

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The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new pre-screening system "pre-check," may have a security flaw which allows passengers to know in advance whether they will be subject to the standard security check at the airport.

Aviation blogger John Butler warned about the vulnerability in a blog post on October 19.

Travelers who opt in to the system -- usually already frequent fliers -- are vetted by the TSA, and then are randomly chosen to undergo less intensive security screening at the airport. They don't have to remove their shoes, laptops, or liquid items. TSA receives the passenger information from the airlines themselves, but the security agency makes the final det…
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