Technology

Why You Shouldn’t Use the Same Password or Login Even on Frequent Flier Accounts

In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013, photo, a United Airlines jet takes off from Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa. United Airlines reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 25, 2013.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013, photo, a United Airlines jet takes off from Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa. United Airlines reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

 

(Fox News) – Here’s a reminder of why you shouldn’t use the same password or login credentials across multiple accounts –even when it comes to frequent flier accounts.

When a hacker manages to successfully steal a password from one account, he or she will test to see if it works elsewhere.

That’s what apparently happened in late December when United and American customers had their bonus miles stolen.

American Airlines just started notifying customers Monday that the thieves used customers’ frequent flier miles to try to book trips and acquire upgrades on new travel.

READ MORE

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker