FAA says FMS systems immune to hacking with an Android app
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FAA says FMS systems immune to hacking with an Android app

FAA says FMS systems immune to hacking with an Android app

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has dismissed claims by an IT consultant that it is possible, theoretically, to hack into an airplane's computer system and effectively to remotely hijack it using an Android app. During a recent security conference in Amsterdam, Hugo Teso alleged he has detected a security issue with the Honeywell NZ-2000 Flight Management System. Part of Teso's demonstration involved gaining access to the flight management system and uploading new data via software defined radio and ground service providers. "Upon further investigation the FAA concluded that the described technique does not work on certified flight hardware," the regulator said.

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