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Russ Niles | November 13, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly informed a cyber safety convention it was capable of hack the interior programs of a Boeing 757 sitting on the ramp at Atlantic City Airport with no badist from anybody on board or anyplace close to the plane. “We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative penetration,” DHS cyber safety skilled Robert Hickey is quoted as saying by Avionics Today. “[Which] means I didn’t have anybody touching the airplane, I didn’t have an insider threat. I stood off using typical stuff that could get through security and we were able to establish a presence on the systems of the aircraft.” Hickey was talking on the CyberSat Summit in Virginia Nov. eight.

How the hack was carried out is badessed however Hickey steered it gave the hackers complete entry to the plane’s programs. Hickey famous that newer plane just like the Boeing 737 MAX and 787 and Airbus’s new A350 have extra sturdy safety however 90 p.c of the fleet has the identical vulnerabilities as that 757. Two years in the past a safety researcher claimed to have gained entry to an airliner’s flight programs via its leisure system however these claims have been by no means verified.