This is spooky! Hacker Claims He Can Hijack a Plane With an AppSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:39
This is spooky! Hacker Claims He Can Hijack a Plane With an App
By Cadie Thompson | CNBC – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
These days everything is at risk of being hacked, even the airplane you take next time you fly.
On Wednesday at the "Hack in the Box" security conference in Amsterdam, a security expert demonstrated how hackers can take control of an airplane by using a mobile device and a few other basic tools.
According to a report from Computerworld, Hugo Teso--a security consultant at the German security firm n.runs--showed how anyone with some basic knowledge and the right devices can take complete control over an aircraft from a remote location without ever having contact with the targeted plane.