http://www.kold.com/story/14702242/special-report Security hackers have discovered a potentially dangerous loophole in airline security. You cannot board a plane without a boarding pass, but computer hackers have found a way around that. Instead of the standard boarding passes, majority of all passengers are now coming to the airport armed with boarding passes they printed out on a computer at home. It is an important document that gets them through TSA check-points, and on board a plane. Using a simple Photoshop program, security hackers have figured out a way to mess with the document, and fool security. By downloading the airline boarding pass into a .PDF file, they import into the Photoshop program, the hacker is able to change the name on the boarding pass to their own. Then, all they need is an ID and the fake boarding pass, and they're airborne. The paper boarding passes do have a bar code on them that is scanned at the second check-point by an airline agent, right before you board the plane. But, they do not check your ID and match it with the name that comes up on their computer. At the first check point, a TSA agent does check your ID and your boarding pass to match the names, but they do not scan the bar code, so there's no way for them to tell if the boarding pass was actually issued in your name. It is a problem TSA officials say they have been aware of for at least the last four years.