Titanium media note: Titanium media note: Train travel during the Spring Festival has become a major headache for many people, breeding cattle at the same time, but also for many ticket-grabbing software provides a growing soil.
However, according to Shan Xinghua, the technology leader in the research and development of China Railway Ticket Selling and Reservation System, the "Standby Ticket Purchase" function developed by her team will be launched during the Spring Festival Transport in 2019.
12306 Push "Standby Ticket" Function
It is reported that during the Spring Festival Transport in 2019, if passengers run out of tickets, they will automatically buy tickets for them by 12306 system after registering and purchasing ticket information on 12306 platform to pay for pre-purchase ticket funds, if there are refunds and remaining tickets, regardless of the speed of ticket purchasing or the success rate, they will be ahead of the ticket-grabbing software.
In addition, to the question that 12306 system can not buy tickets after 2300, Shangxinghua explained that in the face of huge ticket purchases and new ways of ticket grabbing and even malicious attacks by various software, the pressure of the server is huge every day. Therefore, the system should be optimized and upgraded after 23 o'clock, and the data generated during the day should be transferred to other servers overnight, so ticketing can not be carried out in this process. Railway departments are also considering technical means to lift the restrictions on ticket purchase after 23:00.
In fact, the use and promotion of the railway ticketing and order system developed by the Ministry of Railways has alleviated the pressure of many ticket buyers. In order to cater to the rapid development of the Internet, the railway passenger ticket system has been upgraded many times. However, the current phenomenon of increasing ticket purchases, malicious ticket grabbing, ticket occupancy and tunneling is still very serious, and many ticket grabbing software is still a profit tool for scalpers. So the 12306 development team is also facing great challenges.
In recent years, due to the strong demand for tickets in the Spring Festival, the third-party software launched a boom in ticket-grabbing tools, and some APPs have also opened the "reservation" function, that is, the user booked tickets for nearly two days, paid in advance, the system will automatically brush orders. In addition, there are all kinds of "accelerated meals" and "quick ticket race". However, due to the difficulty of obtaining a ticket for the Spring Festival Railway Transport and the disruption of the market by some cattle, many users still said that they had used many ticket-grabbing tools and paid a lot of money, but they still did not get tickets in the end.
Obviously, the main purpose of this system upgrade is to prevent the impact of scalpers and malicious ticket-grabbing software on ticket buyers.
Ticket-snatching software still has risks
In fact, there is also a risk of information leakage when users use third-party purchasing websites and ticket-grabbing software.
According to public data, at least 58 platforms launched ticket-grabbing software and paid ticket-grabbing service during the Spring Festival Games in 2018, and there were unreasonable tie-in activities. With the emergence of "Standby Ticket Purchase" function, it is bound to cause a great blow to the ticket-grabbing software in the current market.
In addition, some third-party purchasing websites and third-party mobile phone clients also have the risk of personal information leakage.
According to upstream news reports, earlier, some netizens in the micro-blog platform reported that when using the same process, Yilong Weixin found that they did not choose to register members, but became members after successful purchase orders. In this regard, many netizens said that they have suffered the same situation.
On December 4, the Information and Communication Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology checked the user's personal information protection related issues such as the default open member agreement in the "12306 Freeway Membership" service reflected by netizens. On December 3, Suzhou Tongcheng Yilong Network Technology Co., Ltd was interviewed. Cheng Yilong Company.
At present, Tong Cheng Yilong owns the Weixin small program "Tong Cheng Yilong Hotel Ticket Train", and is also the exclusive operator of Weixin and mobile QQ "train ticket ticket" and "hotel" entrance. Tong Yilong's prospectus shows that in the first half of 2018 and the third quarter of 2018, the average monthly active users of Tong Yilong's merger reached 160 million and 206 million. It is reported that the ticket purchase through this small procedure does not require registration.
The Information and Communications Administration pointed out that, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Network Security, the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Strengthening the Protection of Network Information and the Regulations on the Protection of Personal Information of Telecom and Internet Users (Decree No. 24 of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), the same Cheng Yilong Weixin Small Procedure was adopted. There are some problems, such as the rules for collecting and using personal information of unpublished users, the default opening of 12306 unimpeded membership agreement, and the failure to fulfill some service commitments. Tong Cheng Yilong Company should make immediate rectification in line with the principle of fully guaranteeing the users'right to know and to choose, so as to effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of users.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has made it clear that there are some problems in Tong Yilong's Weixin applet, such as the rules for collecting and using personal information of unpublished users, the default opening of 12306 unimpeded membership agreement, and the failure to fulfil some service commitments. It also requires Tong Yilong to rectify them immediately.
And 12306 official has been reminding passengers through official website, official customer service hotline and other ways: do not buy tickets through third-party agent website and third-party mobile phone client, in order to avoid the fact that the agent can not refund tickets or change their signatures on the Internet because of using other people's information fraudulently, thus affecting travel.
It is understood that the Information and Communications Administration also requires Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. to strengthen the management of the distributed applications.
With the upgrading of system and server technology and the integration of resources, 12306's "Standby Ticket Purchase" function has obvious advantages over the ticket-snatching software represented by Tong Yilong on the market, no matter in the speed, success rate or security of ticket purchasing, but it still needs time to test whether it can truly eliminate the scalpers.