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originally posted by: Psynic
originally posted by: PLAYERONE01
A more realistic theory would be to hack the flight computer while the jet was on the ground and getting serviced between flights, intergrate your hack algorithm program with the flight computer that would overide auto pilot and take control of the jet.
write the program to run the specified rout you choose, kicking in at a specified time you chose, then contact the pilot after he has had enough time to realise he is no longer in control of the situation and inform him to inform the passengers that the flight path has deviated because of bad weather and to wait for further instructions.
then inform him that he will be landing the jet in X amount of time at which point fuel resouces would have been used and escape is futile, he will be given control of the jet to land.
as the majority of high level security hacks inside knowledge and or help is usualy required.
More realistic huh?
Right up there with 'Snakes on a Plane'.
And the pilot sit's in front of the controls as the computer takes over and he is unable to do anything about it.
Shirley you can't be serious?
On second thought 'Snakes on a Plane' made more sense.
This is more along the lines of 'Airplane'.
Three multipurpose control display units (CDU) provide data display and entry capabilities for flight management functions. These units are the primary interface with an integrated Airplane Information Management System (AIMS).
Integrated Airplane Information Management System (AIMS) provides flight and maintenance crews all pertinent information concerning the overall condition of the airplane, its maintenance requirements and its key operating functions, including flight, thrust and communications management.
The Boeing 777 along with other Boeing models, can in fact be flown remotely through the use of independent embedded software and satellite communication. Once this advanced system is engaged, it can disallow any pilot or potential hijacker from controlling a plane, as the rooted setup uses digital signals that communicate with air traffic control, satellite links, as well as other government entities for the remainder of a flight’s journey. This technology is known as the Boeing Honeywell ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System.
the pilot in your article was a pilot of a Boeing 737
however he said if Boeing 737 had to land on autopilot in foggy wether the system is there for you to use.
originally posted by: MimiSia
a reply to: Psynic
very wise AU to show that USA military bases in Western Australia are totally volnurable to attack (especially the only USA nuke defence port here in Perth and other critical USA millitary
originally posted by: Ivar_Karlsen
That's bull poo originating from, and circulates in conspiracy theorist societies.
It is impossible because there's no access point for a hacker to hook up to the airplanes system.
Even for software updates the plane must be on the ground (weight on wheels and no speed), parking brake set, engines shut down, electrical power APU or external, pressurization mode selector set to manual and outflow valve full open, and certain access panels outside the plane open.
When Boeing (or other manufacturer for that matter) design a new plane, they must demonstrate in this time and age that the onboard systems are tamper-proof in order to to get the plane certified.
The pilots had been attempting to deal with alerts about the flight augmentation computers, which control the A320’s rudder and also automatically prevent it from going too slow. After initial attempts to address the alerts, the flight crew cut power to the entire system, which comprises two separate computers that back up each other, the people said.
While the information helps show how a normally functioning A320’s flight-protection system could have been bypassed, it doesn’t explain why the pilots pulled the plane into a steep climb, the people said. Even with the computers shut off, the pilots should have been able to fly the plane manually, they said.
Airbus discourages pilots from cutting power to systems because electronics in the highly computerized aircraft are interconnected and turning off one component can affect others, John Cox, a former A320 pilot who is now a safety consultant, said in an interview.
originally posted by: MimiSia
a reply to: Ivar_Karlsen
I would expect better answer from you
How about a super non-technical solution? The person who does the official software updates and installed some "unofficial" updates.