Skip to comments.Hacker says to show passenger jets at risk of cyber attack
Posted on 08/04/2014 10:02:33 AM PDT by McGruff
Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security.
Santamarta, a consultant with cyber security firm IOActive, is scheduled to lay out the technical details of his research at this week's Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, an annual convention where thousands of hackers and security experts meet to discuss emerging cyber threats and improve security measures.
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"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish?
The last “24” series could ring true.
Happy thoughts ping!
Take away the WIFI if they can’s secure it 100%. I’d be fine with that.
I’ve always suspected that’s the reason why nobody can use cell phones during takeoff or landing...most dangerous parts and if hacked deadly.
It’s not true. I work on these systems. Hacking the entertainment system will not give you any control over the aircraft.
We shall see. If true it will be released at BlackHat in a couple of weeks.
All we are going to see is a fat nerd proving he can put a picture of a penguin on the entertainment system. He won’t be able to touch flight-critical systems.
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