By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
I read with amazement a report by the Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) that most commercial aircraft and airports are susceptible to hacks.
I was astonished to find out just how many hacks have grounded flights around the world.
The worst part of it all was that when I investigated the hacks, I discovered that they were very simple hacks.
About a year ago a hacker grounded and disrupted Polish Lot Airlines. And when a Spanish cargo plane crashed it was discovered that three of the four computers on board were totally wiped clean.
Four people were killed in that crash.
There are all kinds of hacking. Some are just for fun. Flights where everyone is served a vegetarian meal is harmless - and maybe even healthy. But a hack is a hack is a hack.
We need to make certain that our planes and airports are in our control and not under the control of some outside power.
You never know what power may be lurking behind a hack - even an innocuous hack..
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