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[PG] Plane Hijacking Android App Announced!

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2417707,00.asp

http://www.techspot.com/news/52211-hacker-demonstrates-how-to-hijack-an-airplane-using-an-android-app.html#comments
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...an Android app called PlaneSploit that would allow him to remotely attack and hijack commercial aircraft.

Once in, he demonstrated how it was possible to manipulate the steering of a Boeing jet while it was in autopilot mode. The security consultant said he could cause a crash by setting the aircraft on a collision course with another jet or even give passengers a scare by dropping down the emergency oxygen masks without warning.
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Good lord.
    
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post #3 of 48
"he exposed the fact that a number of aviation and aircraft systems have no security in place." Really? In today's world?
Way-to-go and beg for a crisis like this.
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Who even does that? Who just leaves critical systems unsecured?
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If there ever was a mother of god moment, this is it.
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post #6 of 48
There goes our ability to have our phones anymore on the plane lol.
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post #7 of 48
So much for bringing cellphones on flights anymore.
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post #8 of 48
Yeah, excrement doh.gif There better be some sort of jammer installed on planes, like, yesterday. This is a huge problem, and that is an understatement.
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I'm not buying flying until they release a patch and update the drivers


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I'm surprised this was just now exposed That's a serious security hole.
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