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MIAMIATC
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« on: April 12, 2013, 07:41:02 AM »

I came across  this frightening story this morning. If true this scares the daylight out of me and so it should youas well

 http://m.blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/22036/hacker-uses-android-remotely-attack-and-hijack-airplane?mm_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fl.php%3Fu%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fblogs.computerworld.com%252Fcybercrime-and-hacking%252F22036%252Fhacker-uses-android-remotely-attack-and-hijack-airplane%26h%3DMAQFmJI6z8WliSeRvAAA%26s%3D1
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 09:48:37 AM »

Mwah, I'm not so worried about this....

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/researcher-shows-how-to-hack-and-crash-a-passenger-aircraft-with-an-android-phone-8569117.html
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 09:54:42 AM »

Yea, a hacker could annoy the heck out of the pilots, but crashing the airplane is a major exaggeration. 

At worst he could just force the pilots to hand-fly the aircraft.  The article implies that airliners no longer have the instruments to allow the pilots to manually fly the plane.  That's laughable.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 05:10:33 AM »

Yes I am very worried as this blog was clearly written by an aviation expert, with gems such as:
"Yet many planes no longer have old analog instruments for manual flying"


Lets be real
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