United Airlines scrambles after cockpit codes are accidentally published online

United Airlines must change the cockpit access keypad codes after the original passwords were accidentally published online, reports Matthew Diebel in USA Today.

The security violation did not cause a significant security problem, nor were any flights delayed or canceled because of the code leak.

Airline spokespeople said that United uses other cockpit security measures in addition to the codes. Cockpit codes became a standard and cockpit doors were strengthened because of the cockpit breaches during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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