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Airplanes Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: US Govt Report

Commercial flights may be vulnerable to in-flight attacks by attackers using
the planes wireless entertainment systems, a US Government report has shown.

A report, released on 14th Apr 2015, by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims that this is one of the numerous cyber security threats that need to be addressed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as flight technology moves forward.

The report also claims that it is the more modern planes that are more vulnerable to such attacks as these are more dependent on emerging technology.

The GAO spoke to several cyber security experts who allegedly are of the opinion that flight firewalls could be bypassed if they were using the same wiring and routers as the flight's entertainment systems.

For the full report, Click here.

A similar report had also been published by GAO in Jan 2015. Click here