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Tuesday, April 28 • TBA
Mobile Barcoded Boarding Passes – Can I hack my way to free travel?

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An explanation of how the mobile boarding pass on your phone is encoded and secured by airlines and airports around the world using an asymmetric key digital signature system.  

The talk will first cover details of the barcode encoding and how the data is used around the airport. It will then explore the mechanism used for the digital signature and how this is produced and verified.

Finally, the talk will look at some failures in the UK where rail tickets were reverse engineered through poor asymmetric key management and talk about the best practices for securing this information in a mobile barcode ticketing system.

Speakers
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Richard Townsend

Manager, Lixar IT
Richard Townsend is a Manager at Lixar IT and moved to Canada from the UK six years ago.He started his career as a Software Developer in 2008 making mobile barcodes long before the iPhone or barcoded boarding passes were commonly used. As well as mobile boarding pass solutions he... Read More →


Tuesday April 28, 2020 TBA