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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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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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