FBI claims infosec bod made airplane FLY SIDEWAYS

Rubric: Fly | 17 May 2015 | no comments yet »
FBI claims infosec bod made airplane FLY SIDEWAYS

Airlines sceptical commercial planes can be ‘hacked’. Security researcher, Chris Roberts, told FBI agents that he’d hijacked an aircraft’s thrust management computer and briefly altered its course. The claim was made by Chris Roberts, the founder of the cybersecurity firm One World Labs, who was escorted from a United Airlines flight last month after sending in-air tweets bragging that he could deploy the oxygen masks.A security researcher for airline vulnerabilities told the FBI he hacked into controls while on board a flight and made the aircraft climb and briefly fly sideways, Wired reported, citing an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent.A renowned ...

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Computer expert hacks into plane and makes it fly sideways, according to FBI

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Computer expert hacks into plane and makes it fly sideways, according to FBI

Cybersecurity expert told Feds he used his hacking skills to turn a plane he was riding in sideways: FBI documents. The FBI has confirmed that in February Chris Roberts, a US security researcher, hacked the in-flight entertainment systems on several flights and on one flight gained access to the plane’s thrust management computer and briefly changed its course. “(Roberts) stated that he thereby caused on of the airplane engines to climb resulting in a lateral or sideways movement of the plan during one of these flights,” he wrote. A renowned cybersecurity expert who is trying to cast light on airplanes’ hacking vulnerabilities once used his knowledge to maneuver a plane from his passenger ...

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Computer expert hacks into plane and makes it fly sideways, according to FBI

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Computer expert hacks into plane and makes it fly sideways, according to FBI

Cybersecurity expert told Feds he used his hacking skills to turn a plane he was riding in sideways: FBI documents. The FBI has confirmed that in February Chris Roberts, a US security researcher, hacked the in-flight entertainment systems on several flights and on one flight gained access to the plane’s thrust management computer and briefly changed its course. “(Roberts) stated that he thereby caused on of the airplane engines to climb resulting in a lateral or sideways movement of the plan during one of these flights,” he wrote.A renowned cybersecurity expert who is trying to cast light on airplanes’ hacking vulnerabilities once used his knowledge to maneuver a plane from his passenger ...

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FBI: Computer expert briefly made plane fly sideways

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FBI: Computer expert briefly made plane fly sideways

FBI says researcher may have adjusted airplane controls from in-flight entertainment system. SAN FRANCISCO — A computer security expert hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment system and made it briefly fly sideways by telling one of the engines to go into climb mode. A security researcher told the FBI in February he was able to commandeer a plane’s control system mid-flight, according to a warrant application filed last month. While we were all busy arguing whether our cellphones could affect planes, one security researcher was busily hacking into aircraft and potentially gaining access to engine control. Roberts first made news in April when he was told he couldn’t ...

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FBI: Computer expert briefly made plane fly sideways

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FBI: Computer expert briefly made plane fly sideways

FBI says researcher may have adjusted airplane controls from in-flight entertainment system. SAN FRANCISCO — A computer security expert hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment system and made it briefly fly sideways by telling one of the engines to go into climb mode. A security researcher told the FBI in February he was able to commandeer a plane’s control system mid-flight, according to a warrant application filed last month. While we were all busy arguing whether our cellphones could affect planes, one security researcher was busily hacking into aircraft and potentially gaining access to engine control. Roberts first made news in April when he was told he couldn’t ...

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Watch NASA’s Greased Lightning aerocopter (heliplane?) take off and fly

Rubric: Fly | 5 May 2015 | no comments yet »
Watch NASA’s Greased Lightning aerocopter (heliplane?) take off and fly

Experimental electric aircraft with 10 engines takes off like a helicopter but flies like a regular plane. Greased Lightning, or GL-10, is currently only a prototype but could eventually be used to carry up to four passengers, for package delivery, surveillance or mapping.Dubbed Greased Lightning—or GL-10—the prototype was developed by a research team at NASA’s Langley Research Center, initially as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). “We have a couple of options that this concept could be good for,” said Bill Fredericks, aerospace engineer. “It could be used for small package delivery or vertical takeoff and landing, long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications.” ...

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Watch NASA’s Greased Lightning aerocopter (heliplane?) take off and fly

Rubric: Fly | 5 May 2015 | no comments yet »
Watch NASA’s Greased Lightning aerocopter (heliplane?) take off and fly

Experimental electric aircraft with 10 engines takes off like a helicopter but flies like a regular plane. Greased Lightning, or GL-10, is currently only a prototype but could eventually be used to carry up to four passengers, for package delivery, surveillance or mapping. Dubbed Greased Lightning—or GL-10—the prototype was developed by a research team at NASA’s Langley Research Center, initially as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). “We have a couple of options that this concept could be good for,” said Bill Fredericks, aerospace engineer. “It could be used for small package delivery or vertical takeoff and landing, long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications.” ...

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Ford expands recall for car doors that fly open

Rubric: Fly | 2 May 2015 | no comments yet »
Ford expands recall for car doors that fly open

Do you know that Ford Recalls 156,000 More Vehicles over Door Latch Issues. May 1, 2015 — Ford Fiesta door latch problems have turned into a fiasco as the automaker announced an expansion of a previous Ford Fiesta door latch recall. Ford’s problems started in September 2014, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into door latch failures in 205,000 model year 2011-2013 Ford Fiestas. Ford brought in that it knows 2 occurrences in which an unlatched door recovered as well as struck the motorist and one occurrence in which an unlatched door swung open and struck another vehicle, Reuters kept in mind. Ford additionally stated that it was acquainted ...

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Ford Recalls Nearly 400000 Cars With Doors That Can Fly Open

Rubric: Fly | 25 Apr 2015 | no comments yet »
Ford Recalls Nearly 400000 Cars With Doors That Can Fly Open

Ford Recalls 390K Cars For Faulty Door Latches That Could Open While In Motion. Ford is recalling 389,585 late-model Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans after discovering a defect that can cause the doors to fly open while the car is being driven. More than 200 complaints have been lodged just about faulty latches on Ford Fiesta subcompacts to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USA Today reports. The company said it is aware of two incidents in which an unlatched door bounced back and struck the driver and one incident in which an unlatched door swung open and struck another vehicle. A dozen people complained that a door opened while the cars were in motion. “In response ...

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Ford recalls 388225 cars for doors that fly open

Rubric: Fly | 25 Apr 2015 | no comments yet »
Ford recalls 388225 cars for doors that fly open

Ford Recalls 390,000 Cars After 658 Door Latch Complaints. DETROIT • Ford Motor Co. said on Friday it is recalling about 390,000 Ford Fiesta and Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models in North America because of a potential door latch malfunction. The company said it is aware of two incidents in which an unlatched door bounced back and struck the driver and one incident in which an unlatched door swung open and struck another vehicle. When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened the original investigation in September 2014, there were 61 complaints about door latch failures in model year 2011-2013 Fiestas. By the time the investigation was expanded in March 2015, there were ...

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