[ExI] suicide pilots

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 16:09:59 UTC 2015

> On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 8:17 AM, William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> “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.
> ​Well, duh, of course you can down a plane that way.

Isn't everyone trying to hack into everything, military or not?
Satellites, missiles, drones and more I assume.  I hope we can hack into
drones when they are used against us, as they inevitably will be.

If the military can have a secure system for , say, satellites, why can't
the airlines?  Will we never have a secure system of anything?  Is that our

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