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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fake Airline Boarding Passes

Hacker Creates Fake, Effective Boarding Passes

They’re good enough to get into lounges and duty-free shops—and past no-fly lists.

David Z. Morris | August 7, 2016

Przemek Jaroszewski, head of Poland’s chapter of the international Computer Emergency Readiness Team program, was scheduled to present what was likely one of the more basic but frightening hacks at this week’s Defcon conference in Las Vegas—an Android app that generates fake boarding passes.

[Click on link for video.] "...Przemek Jaroszewski [Head of Poland's Computer Emergency Response Team] shows how he enters fake credentials into his app—his go-to pseudonym is Bartholomew Simpson—generates a QR code for a boarding pass with them, and uses it to bypass a QR-code-checking gate and enter the Turkish Airlines Istanbul lounge." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (Fake Boarding Pass App Gets Hacker into Fancy Airline Lounges. August 5, 2016) and (Hacker Uses Fake Boarding Pass App To Get Into Fancy Airline Lounges. August 8, 2016)>

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