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MH370 COULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT DOWN BY A HACKER? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-8-5 12:54:59 |Display all floors
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Ruben Santamarta a Spanish specialist in computer security says he has found a way to access the commercial airplanes’ satellite communication systems using a simple wireless connection to the internet together with the planes’ flying systems. This has caused a big stir in the Black Hat convention, a world meeting of hackers and computer security experts that takes place this week in Las Vegas (USA). Santamarta, who is a security consultant at IOActive the presentation he will offer next Thursday tends to show the world the flaws and weaknesses of the satellite communications that the aerospace industry commonly uses and thus to help to change this situation because a hacker could eventually use the onboard wifi services to access the control equipments and interfere with its navigation systems and alter them. He also said that his findings and tests have always been done in safe environments because they are difficult to replicate in the real world.

While some of the companies in the aerospace industry and their people in charge of communication systems have confirmed the truth of what Santamarta explains they also have played down the possible effects while others have said that it’s absolutely impossible to interfere the satellite communications using a simple wifi connection.


Source: Reuters / Boston


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Post time 2014-8-5 21:57:45 |Display all floors
It is sounds impossible

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Post time 2014-8-5 22:04:25 |Display all floors
moonshooter Post time: 2014-8-5 21:57
It is sounds impossible

I know, that's why everyone is waiting for next Thursday to listen to what Mr. Santamarta has to say in his presentation in the USA

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Post time 2014-8-7 07:24:35 |Display all floors
""using a simple wireless connection to the internet together with the planes’ flying systems.""

Together with the planes' flying systems?
So you need to connect to the plane's wireless internet.. then figure out how to also connect to the plane's flying systems?

"Excuse me stewardess, can you string this cable up to the cockpit and ask the first officer to plug it into something up there?"
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Post time 2014-8-7 07:45:23 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2014-8-7 07:24
""using a simple wireless connection to the internet together with the planes’ flying systems.""

T ...

Maybe my translation directly from Spanish is not that accurate but today Thursday in Las Vegas we will wait to see what Santamarta has to say in his presentation because if it is  true then the thing is really scary:

"Stewardess, please ask the pilot which is the password for the cockpit internet connection. Oh, and by the way, make that whiskey on the rocks I just ordered a triple one. I'm afraid this is going to be my last drink!"

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longzhou Post time: 2014-8-6 15:45
Maybe my translation directly from Spanish is not that accurate but today Thursday in Las Vegas we ...

Airplane 2014.
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Post time 2014-8-7 15:19:47 |Display all floors
longzhou Post time: 2014-8-7 07:45
Maybe my translation directly from Spanish is not that accurate but today Thursday in Las Vegas we ...

Laugh now,

but I'm aware of two ways to remotely hijack a 777 from the ground.
One has been demonstrated as proof-of-concept here in germany,
since the holes have not been fixed to date, I won't discuss the details,

another even worse one has been confirmed to me to exist without any closer specifics.

It's not a major Issue here, since the Incident so far shows no Indications of such a scenario.

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