The airline industry is, some would say ‘finally’ making a concentrated push to engage and enlist international support on a global scale to combat the threat of malicious hackers and attackers.
It was in April this year when Chris Roberts, a professional security researcher and white-hat hacker took to twitter to claim the ease in which he could hack the inflight control systems by simply plugging into the airplane’s CAN (Controller Area Network), under his passenger seat.
Although it was meant as a joke at the time of posting his thoughts on Twitter, the two FBI agents waiting on arrival didn’t get the humor. Nor did United Airlines, the airline industry or law [...]
Last Thursday, veteran hacker Chris Roberts made a huge mistake. He was enjoying the in-flight WiFi on a United Airlines flight from his home base in Denver to Syracuse, New York when he noticed that certain things were visible to him. Here’s the tweet heard ’round the world: