Can you really hack a plane and gain control or is this just ‘pie in the sky’?
Recent reports regarding Security researcher Chris Roberts, United and the FBI have highlighted possible issues with the vulnerability of airline Inflight Entertainment Systems.
Previous reports in the press say that Chris was able to alter power and direction of aircraft.
Over last 5 years my only interest has been to improve aircraft security…given the current situation I’ve been advised against saying much
— Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1) May 17, 2015
At the moment we await any further information but all of this isn’t new. If it is possible to hack a plane and take control through the IFE you would hope that the right people are on the case. In the meantime flying is still one of the safest forms of transport so do enjoy your travels.