Friday, 12 April 2013

Security consultant hijacks plane's navigation system

A security consultant has demonstrated a successful hack of the plane's navigation system using a custom built android app which could transmit navigation signals to the plane's control system thereby compromising the entire navigation system of the aircraft. It's as if you could control the entire navigation of the plane from the android app. 

Quote : - By taking advantage of two new technologies for the discovery, information gathering and exploitation phases of the attack, and by creating an exploit framework (SIMON) and an Android app (PlaneSploit) that delivers attack messages to the airplanes' Flight Management Systems (computer unit + control display unit), he demonstrated the terrifying ability to take complete control of aircraft by making virtual planes "dance to his tune."

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