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Qantas app privacy breach sparks urgent investigation

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Concerns arise as users report access to strangers’ personal details

Qantas, one of Australia’s leading airlines, finds itself embroiled in a concerning privacy breach as users of its mobile app report alarming incidents.

Customers accessing the app were shocked to find not their own information but instead the personal details of strangers, including names, flight details, and even boarding passes. The breach, which surfaced via social media posts, has prompted an urgent investigation by Qantas amid fears of a potential security hack.

‘I was able to access full booking details, including the ability to cancel someone’s flight to Europe.’

Reports emerged detailing how users were not only able to view strangers’ information but also manipulate bookings, change seats, and transfer points within the app.

This revelation has raised significant alarm among both Qantas customers and cybersecurity experts, highlighting the vulnerability of digital platforms to breaches of privacy and security.

A spokesperson for Qantas responded promptly, acknowledging the issue and assuring users that investigations are underway to address the breach.

The airline has vowed to provide further information as soon as possible, recognising the gravity of the situation and the importance of safeguarding customers’ personal data.

 

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Will slashing immigration curb the housing crisis?

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The Australian Coalition has revealed its strategy to tackle the housing crisis by reducing migration numbers.

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s proposal to cut immigration by a quarter aims to tackle the housing crisis but has been met with skepticism for overlooking deeper structural issues.

Mark Wyld from MW Wealth joins to discuss. #trending #featured #wyld money

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Are silent vehicles putting pedestrians at risk?

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A recent study suggests that EVs and hybrids are more likely to be involved in pedestrian collisions compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.

One possible explanation for this phenomenon is the quieter operation of electric vehicles at lower speeds, which can catch pedestrians off guard, particularly those who are visually impaired or distracted.

To counter this issue, all new EVs in Australia will be outfitted with AVAS – an audible alert to pedestrians to indicate a EV is headed in their direction.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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