Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hacker claims to be able to access airplane's control system from his laptop


CNN, in a story by Evan Perez, is reporting that a hacker, Chris Roberts, claims he could hack into a plane’s flight control system, from a laptop with a USB cord into the airliner’s entertainment system. The CNN story is here. The FBI has a search warrant on Roberts in New York State here  regarding items seized from Roberts in Syracuse in April.
    
The story could be significant because some administration officials have hinted that at some point passengers might be prohibited from bringing all electronics onboard.  That could force passengers to ship their electronics ahead by UPS. Could the same thing be possible from an Amtrak train?  

 

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