Brad ‘RenderMan’ Haines is back:

“Hacking airplanes in flight? I did that a year ago, Brad says –

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Here are Hugo Teso’s presentation slides (PDF) that raised ADS-B hacking concerns anew.

And FAA’s response: FAA: No Hacking ADS-B Via Android App (from AVweb)
In summary, the FAA says “the described technique cannot engage or control the aircraft’s autopilot system using the FMS or prevent a pilot from overriding the autopilot.” EASA noted that Teso’s demonstration hacked training software, as opposed to embedded FMS software. It said that major differences between the two systems meant Teso did not face “the same overwriting protection and redundancies” included in certified flight software.

And a discussion thread and some recent articles:

Hacking ADSB, ACARS, and FMS systems with a smart phone
At a public hacker’s conference taking place in Amsterdam this week, there was a talk on how to hack into ADSB and airliner ACARS systems — then ultimately

Vulnerabilities in aircraft systems allow remote airplane hijacking
Teso showed how the absence of security features in ADSB (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast), a technology used for aircraft tracking, and ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System), a datalink system used to transmit

Air Traffic Control: An Easy Target for Hackers?
The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and
By 2020, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) will be a compulsory requirement on the majority of aircraft in US airspace as part of the country’s Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative. ADS-B is designed to eventually

ADSB Security – The Forums
Hi, I found an interesting document on ADSB security issues that I haven’t seen before. Here’s the link –

And here’s my compilation from last year (link).  And Timothy Timmons’ paper on the subject.



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