Boarding pass hacker not prosecuted

Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 12:31 AM EST

A graduate student security researcher will not be prosecuted by FBI for his fake boarding pass generator, which was shut down by the government in October following a prominent Congressman's call for his arrest.

Christopher Soghoian, a student at Indiana University, posted the generator on October 25 in an attempt to draw further attention to a long-neglected airport security hole, and three days later FBI agents raided his home and seized his computers and passports.

At Wired.

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