[ISN] An unapologetic history of plane hacking: Beyond the hype and hysteria

http://www.zdnet.com/article/a-practical-history-of-plane-hacking-beyond-the-hype-and-hysteria/ By Violet Blue Zero Day May 21, 2015 Headlines and infosec pros alike have been going mental over security researcher Chris Roberts’ alleged mid-flight hacking of a commercial airplane, and his subsequent detainment by the FBI in April. Things got hysterical last weekend when a month-old FBI search warrant application surfaced in headlines hyping the FBI’s belief that Roberts tried to fly the plane by hacking in through the in-flight entertainment system. It remains to be seen whether or not a hacker can make a 747 “do a barrel roll” a la the maddeningly impossible fantasies of CSI Cyber. But as a result, the world is openly wondering whether there’s truth to the assurances from manufacturers and officials that aviation systems are as secure as claimed




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