[ExI] suicide pilots

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 06:13:53 UTC 2015

On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 8:17 AM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> “Modern aircraft are increasingly connected to the Internet,” notes a U.S.
> Government Accountability Office report. “This interconnectedness can
> potentially provide unauthorized remote access to aircraft avionics
> systems.”
> Why not monitor all planes and when one is screeching towards the earth,
> just take remote control of it and prevent pilots from crashing?

If you can tell a plane what to do remotely, you can crash it remotely.

The military exception Spike notes is not remote.  Also the military has,
on average, better security than the typical airline.
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