How the Qantas Frequent Flyer program taught me about bad security practices

Terence Huynh
The Startup
Published in
5 min readFeb 10, 2020

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Aeroplane with the Qantas “Flying Kangaroo” logo on the tail.
Photo from Simon_sees/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

I got three push notifications just as I got to my seat before I left to Melbourne from Dubai.

One from Instagram, as a comment to something I posted on an Instagram story: “You should delete this.”

One from Facebook Messenger: “Hey. Are you still in Dubai?”

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Terence Huynh
The Startup

Software Engineer at Atlassian. Founder/Organiser at UNIHACK (@UNIHACKHQ). Tech Blogger and Writer.