There’s some unsettling news about one of America’s most widely-used jetliners.
In a test, experts working with Homeland Securityinto a Boeing 757. The team of researchers needed only two days in September 2016 to remotely hack into a 757 parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Speaking at a conference this week, Robert Hickey of the Department of Homeland Security said his team used “typical stuff that could get through security” and hacked into the aircraft systems using “radio frequency communications.”
“The 757 hasn’t been in production since 2004, but the aging workhorse is still flown by major airlines like United, Delta and American,” said Mark Rosenker, the former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Source: CBS News