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Hacker Demonstrates How Easy In-flight Entertainment System Can Be Hacked

Hacker Demonstrates How Easy In-flight Entertainment System Can Be Hacked

December 20, 2016Mohit Kumar
Next time when you hear an announcement in the flight, “ Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking… ," the chances are that the announcement is coming from a hacker controlling your flight. Dangerous vulnerabilities in an in-flight entertainment system used by the leading airlines, including Emirates, United, American Airlines, Virgin, and Qatar, could let hackers hijack several flight systems and even take control of the plane. According to security researchers from IOActive , the security vulnerabilities resides in the Panasonic Avionics In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system used in planes run by 13 major airlines, providing a gateway for hackers which is absolutely terrifying. The security holes could be exploited by hackers that could allow them to spoof flight information like map routes, speed statistics, and altitude values, and steal credit card information. IOActive's Ruben Santamarta managed to "hijack" in-flight displays to change info
Airplanes Can Be Hacked Through Wireless In-flight Entertainment System

Airplanes Can Be Hacked Through Wireless In-flight Entertainment System

August 05, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Almost a year ago, at the ‘ Hack In The Box ’ security summit in Amsterdam, a security researcher at N.Runs and a commercial airline pilot, Hugo Teso presented a demonstration that it's possible to take control of aircraft flight systems and communications using an Android smartphone and some specialized attack code. Quite similar to the previous one, a security researcher claims to have devised a method that can give cyber criminals access to the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and in-flight entertainment systems. Cyber security expert Ruben Santamarta, a consultant with cyber security firm IOActive , will unveil his research and all the technical details this week at a major Las Vegas hacker convention, Black Hat conference, showing How commercial airliner satellite communication systems can also be compromised by hackers, along with the evidence of satellite communications system vulnerabilities that questions the standards th
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