Yess!! It is possible to Hijack An entire Airplane just with the smartphone in your hand!
Security researcher Hugo Teso was able to ‘hijack’ the systems to feed false navigation information to a simulated jet that made it change course.
What Changed the route Course?
How Did He Do It??
Teso built his simulator using spare parts from real jets for sale on the eBay auction site.
The loopholes in the flight management system were detailed by Teso during a presentation to the Hack In The Box conference in Amsterdam.
Teso set out to find a way to subvert the flight management systems (FMS) found on many different aircraft, and planned to feed them fake or booby-trapped data via well-known radio communication systems.
Old aviation equipment was bought via eBay to help Teso interrogate the code these systems ran, the report said.
This hardware was used to build a simulated aircraft that ran many of the systems found on commercial aircraft and could swap data via radio with the air traffic and navigation systems used in the real world, it added.
“May be for their own Defence Aviation agencies in Europe and the US said actual flight computers are not compromised by his work, but
cannot deny their their eagerness, want to find out more.”