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Boarding Pass App Worries Security Experts
2012-10-26 04:14:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Readily available smartphone apps that scan airline boarding passes can alert passengers to whether or not they have been selected for additional screening by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), security experts warn. The barcodes contain information that reveals which security protocols a traveler will be subject to, the researchers said. The vulnerability involves the TSA´s pre-screening system known as...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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