UAE warns against filming a plane ticket and publishing it on social media


Dubai Police warned travelers not to photograph the boarding pass on the plane that contains a “barcode” and publish it on social media, through which personal information can be accessed.

Which some gangs and curious people who are able to exploit this information consider a golden opportunity to commit crimes, in addition to the fact that analyzing that information, identifying the person and making sure that he is traveling is a dangerous gap that may have serious consequences.

Colonel Saeed Al-Hajri, Director of the Cybercrime Combating Department of the General Department of Criminal Investigation and Investigation at Dubai Police, said in statements to Al-Bayan: “An important security gap has been detected by many travelers.

Which consists in photographing the boarding ticket on the plane and publishing it on social media, especially if it is for the purpose of showing off if the passenger is using first class or business class.

Through this image, all the person’s data can be accessed,” noting that there are gangs specialized in social networking sites to exploit the moments, photos and videos that a person shares with his followers or publishes them continuously without awareness.

He added: «Some people publish clips of them announcing their travels to certain destinations, and with ease anyone can determine their location and know the time of their travel, and from the shape of the furniture, the car or the shape of the house, their financial condition can be determined.

Thus, there is an opportunity to commit any crime, including theft, exploitation, extortion or threat,” stressing that one of the cases that were registered was the theft of the home of a well-known person because he announced his travel date on his Instagram page.

He noted that people’s obsession with publishing all the details of their lives with the aim of increasing followers and sharing the smallest details made many easy prey, indicating that some people’s recklessness and indifference to the size of gangs specialized in analyzing information and data.

Including travel information and leaving home or information about the luxury of living or obtaining personal data from the “barcode” on the boarding ticket makes the possibility of crime greater, calling for more care in such matters.

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