Delta Airlines Mobile Boarding Pass can be Accessed by others

Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes

A serious security flaw in the Delta Airlines allows anybody to access anyone’s boarding pass and take a print out.  Though this issue sounds simple, it has serious security implications considering the hyper risky terrorism activity going on around us.

Delta Airlines Boarding Pass can be Accessed by others simply by changing the number in the url

The issue was first noticed by Dani Grant, an ad product intern at BuzzFeed and founder of Hackers of NY, discovered the flaw when she realized she could simply share the URL and anyone can access her boarding pass.

Delta Airlines Boarding Pass can be Accessed by others simply by changing the number in the urlShe immediately emailed the Delta security team about this flaw and got a stereotype feedback from them.  Shocked Dr.Grant took to web and posted her boarding passes and the flaw.

Delta Airlines Boarding Pass can be Accessed by others simply by changing the number in the url

Dr.Grant noticed that by changing the number in the boarding pass url she could view someone elses boarding pass.  Similarly someone somewhere may view her boarding pass and abuse it with mala fide intent.  A thorough identity check at the airport gates could prevent misuse of such cloned boarding passes but what happens if some lazy security guards let the person in.  With 9/11 like scenarios and yesterdays Lindt Cafe siege can the Airline be so careless?

Seems like Delta is taking some action

Delta Airlines Mobile Boarding Pass can be Accessed by others

1 COMMENT

  1. Regarding getting past TSA, it’s much easier than this. TSA screening is a joke. A sophisticated group or a person with little knowledge with Photoshop can easier bypass TSA. However, you have a right to be concern that anyone can iterate through a series of number and access your flight info, which contains your full name, flight info, and seat details.

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