French intelligence services thwart ‘9-11-style terror attack’

A terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York has been foiled by the French intelligence services. One person is being held in custody in France on preliminary terrorism charges after apparently planning a September 11-style plane hijacking and attack. According to Read More …

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, Read More …

Extinction Rebellion plans to shut down London City airport this week

Extinction Rebellion is planning to shutdown London City airport for three days later this week. The climate activists, who have been protesting in Central London, said they planned to occupy both the departure and arrivals hall of the airport with the aim of blocking security. Read More …

Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams Read More …

Emirates first foreign airline to start biometric boarding for US flights

Emirates will become the first airline outside the US to use biometric technology approved by immigration authorities, so passengers on flights to its 12 US routes can cut time for security checks to two seconds. The airline got approval from Read More …

TSA moving forward with airport screening system deployment

Several senators voiced concern over the Transportation Security Administration’s slow rollout of new airport screening technology at a hearing Wednesday. Commerce Committee members Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., questioned acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell about the Read More …

Liquid restrictions to end at UK airports thanks to new technology

Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology Read More …

British Airways E-Ticketing Flaw Exposes Passenger Flight, Personal Data

A vulnerability in British Airways’ e-ticketing system could enable a bad actor to view passengers’ personal data or change their booking information. A security bug discovered in British Airways’ e-ticketing system has the potential to expose passengers’ data, including their Read More …

National Grid had three ‘near-misses’ in the run-up to blackout that caused rush-hour chaos in Britain

Britain had three blackout ‘near-misses’ in the three months before last Friday’s power cut that caused chaos during rush hour. National Grid is being investigated by the energy watchdog but the power system operator has faced criticism from the industry Read More …