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Posting photos of your boarding pass online is a terrible idea

Lots of people post photos of their airline boarding passes on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. But as innocent as it seems, it's probably not the smartest thing to do. Lots of information can be extracted from the barcodes on the document, as security expert Brian Krebs points out on his blog, which could have some adverse consequences. Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation abou
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