Inflight Wi-Fi Makes Planes Vulnerable to Cyberattacks From Terrorists

April 16, 2015 8:10 AM

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Inflight Wi-Fi Makes Planes Vulnerable to Cyberattacks From Terrorists

Yes, having access to Facebook on a long flight helps to pass the time, but it could also be putting passengers in the crosshairs of terrorists and hackers, according to a new report released this week by a U.S. watchdog agency.

In a dossier released Tuesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said new aircraft may susceptible to having their inflight computer systems hacked through onboard Wi-Fi networks or remotely by individuals elsewhere.

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