Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Security Expert Removed from United Flight after Tweeting the Flight Would be Easy to Hack...

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Be careful what you Tweet boys & girls.
 
It seems a well known security expert has been warning folks for the last 4-5 years about how easy it would be to hack systems on some planes.  When he Tweeted about this from a flight, he was pulled off by the FBI.  Seriously?
 
Here’s part of the story:
 

A prominent computer security expert was barred from boarding one United flight, removed from another, and detained by the FBI—all apparently over a tweet pointing out how easy United’s security system is to hack.

Chris Roberts—the founder of security analysis firm One World Labs—tweeted aboutvulnerabilities on his United flight’s engine-indicating and crew-alert systems (EICAS) last Wednesday.

 

For the full story from Gawker, click here.  

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