Skip to comments.Security expert pulled off flight by FBI after exposing airline tech vulnerabilities
Posted on 04/17/2015 4:56:47 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
One of the worlds foremost experts on counter-threat intelligence within the cybersecurity industry, who blew the whistle on vulnerabilities in airplane technology systems in a series of recent Fox News reports, has become the target of an FBI investigation himself.
Chris Roberts of the Colorado-based One World Labs, a security intelligence firm that identifies risks before they're exploited, said two FBI agents and two uniformed police officers pulled him off a United Airlines Boeing 737-800 commercial flight Wednesday night just after it landed in Syracuse, and spent the next four hours questioning him about cyberhacking of planes.
The FBI interrogation came just hours after Fox News published a report on Roberts research, in which he said: We can still take planes out of the sky thanks to the flaws in the in-flight entertainment systems. Quite simply put, we can theorize on how to turn the engines off at 35,000 feet and not have any of those damn flashing lights go off in the cockpit.
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Again, Truth is the FIRST Thing gone as the US government
attacks its own People for the White Mosque
and its beloved Islamic terrorism.
Bingo. Fedgov doesn’t give a damn about safeguarding citizens; its all about covering up the incompetence of the Federal Government.
FedGov arrests this guy and treats him like a terrorist. Unbelievable. Well, actually totally believable considering Constitutional Rights are no longer operative.
I’m surprised the FBI didn’t assassinate this guy on the spot. I guess that shows how much more enlightened this government is compared to the ChiComs.
Cheaper than paying him to come to DC and instruct them how it’s done.
When I first heard the story, I wondered why they were publicizing it. It sounds like this guy didn’t go the authorities but went to the media. He had an obligation to go to them 1st.
For some, going to the government 1st may be the right thing. For others, who don't trust the Federal Government maybe not. But I don't see any obligation.
We can still take planes out of the sky thanks to the flaws in the in-flight entertainment systems. Quite simply put, we can theorize on how to turn the engines off at 35,000 feet and not have any of those damn flashing lights go off in the cockpit.
Wouldn't have anything to do with planes falling from the sky, or high-performance autos hitting trees, all carrying opponents of the regime, now would it?
If he had gone to the government first he would have been told to keep his mouth shut on pain of arrest and imprisonment or worse and the government would then have ignored his information. What the public doesn’t know won’t hurt the government.
If he had gone to the government first, they would have instantly had a judge impose a gag order on him, on the reasoning that talking about the vulnerabilities would compromise "national security". Then the government would have sat on the data.
Going to media FIRST ensures that it will be taken seriously.
The news this morning is all about a “homegrown” terrorist who went to Syria for training with ISIS. The problem is that he isn’t “homegrown”, he’s a Somalian immigrant that our beloved government imported to America.
Even if we assume that there is no malice in the way our government behaves, the absolute and utter incompetence means they can’t be trusted.
To quote Jim Trafficant “Our intelligence agencies could throw themselves at the ground and miss.”
Every agency of government has been politicized...
This is all so much nonsense. Putting the government aside (they botch everything except the theft of liberty), why would any aircraft manufacturer not harden their aircraft? All those entertainment systems are third party. There is no access into the FMS or aircraft systems. Power, that is it.
This guy is a blow hard.
[The FBI interrogation came just hours after Fox News published a report on Roberts research, in which he said: We can still take planes out of the sky thanks to the flaws in the in-flight entertainment systems. Quite simply put, we can theorize on how to turn the engines off at 35,000 feet and not have any of those damn flashing lights go off in the cockpit.]
you can beat that the terrorists of the world are reading this report and looking into...just like they took notice on the small plane flying into the White House in 1994 and the truck bombings of the World Trade Centers in 1993...
At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son
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Ditto. You can’t shut off the engines via the entertainment system.
“Chris Roberts of the Colorado-based One World Labs, a security intelligence firm that identifies risks before they’re exploited”
This is what the guy does for a living. It’s his job to go to the authorities 1st.
“One World Labs is a security intelligence firm that identifies risks before theyre exploited.
We offer access to the worlds largest database of dark content and provide comprehensive assessment and consulting services to protect corporations, government and non-profit organizations.”
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