Researcher Hacked Airplane Controls Mid-Flight, FBI Affidavit Reveals

    Date18 May 2015
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAlex
    In a sworn statement, an FBI agent says that security researcher Chris Roberts admitted to hacking into the controls of a flying aircraft causing it to climb. He has often drawn attention to the vulnerabilities present in the computer networks in airplanes, which could be exploited in flight to reach the avionics systems and tamper with the control of the aircraft.
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