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Security experts investigate in-flight hacking claims

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An FBI search warrant states that a man has claimed he was able to hack into the on-board computer system on a passenger jet and control the plane from his seat. Chris Roberts, a cybersecurity professional and industry expert in airline security systems, said that he took this action to… Read more »

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United Airlines crowdsources testing for security weaknesses, offers air miles

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United Airlines has initiated a reward scheme for security buffs who can detect bugs in the company’s security systems. The scheme offers the potential to win up to one million air miles depending on the seriousness of the find, but does not cover software used on board the aircraft. Other… Read more »

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United bans security expert for joke tweet

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United Airlines has banned a passenger from flying with them after he tweeted that he could access the aircraft’s computer systems. Ironically, the man in question, Chris Roberts, is the founder of a cybersecurity firm called One World Labs and was on his way to San Francisco to give a… Read more »

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