Hackers say coming air traffic control system lets them hijack planes

    Date11 Jan 2013
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    1802
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    An ongoing multibillion-dollar overhaul of the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system is designed to make commercial aviation more efficient, more environmentally friendly and safer by 2025. But some white-hat hackers are questioning the safety part. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will rely on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) instead of radar. And so far, several hackers have said they were able to demonstrate the capability to hijack aircraft by spoofing their GPS components.
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Which Linux distribution(s) do you use?

    Message!

    Poll results are hidden from public viewing.

    You are not authorized to vote on this poll.

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 5 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote
    7
    radio
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.