Airplanes can be hijacked using an Android smartphone


Oh come on, there has to be more security on a plane then this.
Check it out:

An airplane’s flight controls can be hijacked by simply using an Android smartphone, a presentation at a security conference in Amsterdam on Wednesday demonstrated.

Hugo Teso — a security consultant at the German information technology firm n.runs — demonstrated that he could remotely take over an aircraft’s flight controls using an Android smartphone app, a radio transmitter and flight management software he purchased on eBay.

Teso, reported Help Net Security, was able to access various systems on the aircraft that talk to air traffic controllers via radio and satellite. Those systems are insecure, he noted.



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