It's just the key to your room

Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 3:12 AM EST

Warning: Hotel card keys may contain personally identifiable data on the magnetic stripe. Is it fact -- or fiction?

"It's an urban legend. It doesn't work," says Joe McInerney, president of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). Nonetheless, unsubstantiated reports keep surfacing every six months or so, he acknowledges.

At Computerworld.

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