Research Revealed at Black Hat shows Airpalnes SATCOM’s are Hackable


New research presented at Black Hat in Las Vegas has identified serious vulnerabilities within the satellite communication systems that connect Ships and Airplanes to the internet.

The research carried out by IOActive shows it is possible to gain access to SATCOM equipment on an aircraft via the internet from the ground.

Building on research from 2014; Ruben Santamarta, a researcher with IT security specialists IOActive discovered the vulnerabilities.

One aspect of his investigation started while he was on a Norwegian flight from Madrid to Copenhagen. He took a look at the in-flight entertainment system as the airline offers free

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