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It might be possible to hack airplanes in mid-flight from the ground, says security expert

Planes might have a security weakness that hackers can exploit.

It might be possible to hack airplanes in mid-flight from the ground, says security expert
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If your summer plans include attending the 2018 Blackhat hacker conference, be sure to add Ruben Santamarta’s not-at-all alarming “Last Call for SATCOM Security.” Building on research first published in 2014, IO/Active cybersecurity expert Santamarta plans to explain how “entire fleets” of airplanes have a security weakness that could be exploited by adversaries, according to Newsweek. That’s not all, either: Apparently, he will also demonstrate exactly how a plane’s Wi-Fi network can be tampered with from land.

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Read more about it at Newsweek, while we Google whether it’s possible to drive to Europe.

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Melissa Locker is a writer and world renowned fish telepathist.

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