The only countermeasure available to pilots, if they even realized they were being hacked, would be to turn off autopilot. Yet many planes no longer have old analog instruments for manual flying.
Yet many planes no longer have old analog instruments for manual flying.
acb: would it be to make the passenger compartment a Faraday cage? A bonus of this would be that they'd be able to conclusively ditch those CYA rules requiring people's Kindles and iPads (but somehow not wristwatches) to be switched off for takeoff and landing, as well as saturating the plane with in-flight WiFi and other modern amenities.
drjimmy11: How hard would it be to make the passenger compartment a Faraday cage?
So, essentially, make the whole plane out of that stuff?
The FAA: “The FAA is aware that a German information technology consultant has alleged he has detected a security issue with the Honeywell NZ-2000 Flight Management System (FMS) using only a desktop computer. The FAA has determined that the hacking technique described during a recent computer security conference does not pose a flight safety concern because it does not work on certified flight hardware. The described technique cannot engage or control the aircraft’s autopilot system using the FMS or prevent a pilot from overriding the autopilot. Therefore, a hacker cannot obtain “full control of an aircraft” as the technology consultant has claimed.”
does not pose a flight safety concern because it does not work on certified flight hardware
"But as Teso readily admits, the version he used of our flight management system is a publicly available PC simulation, and that doesn’t have the same protections against overwriting or corrupting as our certified flight software."
miyabo: The FAA's non-denial denial made me believe the story more. "Doesn't work on certified flight hardware" implies that it does work on some kind of hardware, which is a story in itself.
miyabo: The FAA's non-denial denial
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