Wait a bit, WiFi in aircraft security risk

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

The US Government Accountability Office has concluded that in-flight WiFi runs the risk of increasing cyber-security threats against airlines, aircraft and air-traffic control information systems.

In a report released by the government authority, it highlights the lack of cyber-security strategy and threat model in place by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) with regards to its air-traffic control systems. Subsequently, it looks at modern aircraft, which are increasingly connected to the internet, as a weak link in the security chain.

“Modern aircraft are increasingly connected to the internet. This interconnectedness can potentially provide unauthorized remote access to aircraft avionics systems,” Read the story here…

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