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Threat of a Remote Cyberattack on Today's Aircraft Is Real
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Bender-ici
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Bender-ici,
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1/8/2019 | 10:31:37 AM
Threat of Hacking Aircraft is Exaggerated
The Hickey pentest has been used to make all sorts of claims, but nobody mentions that Hickey only made these claims once at a conference and they were unauthorized. As a result, he is no longer an emplloyee of DHS.

Hacking wi-fi on an aircraft is certainly feasible and when it has happened (on only a few occasions), the aircrew simply turned it off. These alarmist commentaries are not news and they fail to mention that wi-fi infrastructure on the aircraft is not related to operational infrastructure - at current, there is no danger to safety of flight. This threat is being grossly exaggerated by people who want to grab attention.

There are a host of technical issues that arer never mentioned by these type articles, who make it sound like it is easy to bring down an aircraft. Even if this were feasible, at some point, interfering with flight safety would get said hacker a very long prison sentence. If they were to bring down an aircraft, that's mass murder - which is a ticket to a lethal injection couch in the U.S. The "I didn't think the plane would crash defense" won't convince any jury.

Pentesting avionics and aircraft systems for vulnerabilities is a good idea and many companies have bug bounty programs. Stirring up fear based on unproven claims is not a good idea.

 
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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1/7/2019 | 1:24:49 PM
Indeed yes
A simple DOWN command would not be good. 


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