Flying Plane

Security researcher Hugo Teso, also a qualified commercial pilot, has demonstrated a measure loophole in Flight Management system at Hack In The Box conference in Amsterdam and revealed that it is quite possible to hack an entire plane by using an Android running smartphone.

In the demonstration, he used a simulated jet made by the spare parts of real jets available from eBay and managed to hijack the system by feeding false navigation information to the simulator that made it change course.

The researcher’s this finding has been come out after spending more than four years in investigating the different computer and data systems found on aircraft, which help them fly and navigate safely. He disrupt the Flight Management System (FMS) found on many different aircraft, and planned to feed them fake or booby-trapped data via well-known radio communication systems.

However the aviation agencies in Europe and the US feels that the actual flight computers are not compromised by his work, but want to find out more.