Airline e-ticket systems’ vulnerabilities could compromise PII to hackers

Anthony Kimery reports:

Eight airline’s e-ticketing systems can expose passengers’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) throuvgh a vulnerability using website links that are “easily intercepted by hackers,” according to Wandera, an enterprise mobile security and data management solutions company, in a recent report.

“All of the major airlines that we identified are putting passenger data at risk,” Wandara said.

The company said its threat research team discovered the vulnerability. “The intercepted and unencrypted links enable unauthorized third parties to view, and in some cases even change, a user’s flight booking details, and/or print their boarding passes,” the report explained.

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