An posting from Naked Security about FAA and security researchers at odds over airplane hack security:
Two big flight organizations and two avionics manufacturers have released statements refuting last week’s claims by a security researcher that planes can be hacked with an Android app he created.
Hugo Teso, who is both a security consultant at n.runs AG and a trained commercial pilot, gave a talk about his research and subsequent creation of an exploit framework and “PlaneSploit” app at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam last week.
Teso tested the app on aircraft hardware and software he acquired from eBay and other sources.
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