Planes, gates, and bags: How hackers can hijack your local airport

In an increasingly technology-focused world, aviation security is becoming a critical problem.

This is not necessarily in reference to protesters disrupting flights or drones that are able to bring prominent airports to a grinding halt for days over the holiday season.

Instead, the use of networked systems and tech solutions to do everything from managing your booking to bags and planes themselves has opened new pathways for cyberattackers.

Connectivity lies in the heart of the aviation industry today. I recall a flight four years ago, in which the accidental slice-through of a single fiber cable servicing an airport led to widespread chaos, missed flights and bags, queues a mile long, and the use of pen and paper to check-in passengers.

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Source: ZDNet