Indiana PhD Candidate visited by FBI for coding airline ticket creator

Filed as News on October 28, 2006 10:57 pm

A PhD Candidate at my own alma mater has been served with a search warrant for his role in disclosing a major hole in airline security.

His crime? He coded a php script that created a fake Northwest airlines boarding pass.

The search warrant: Page 1, Page 2.

Northwest Airlines still feels that the system is secure. Then again, they’re bankrupt already…

Other coverage: Boing Boing, Slashdot, His blog

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