Friday, April 12, 2013 7:02:31 AM
I honestly don't understand why so many people are against this post. This is one of the most interesting posts in the last few months.
So the dude did hack a plane with his smartphone to completely control the autopilot. Some of the app`s functions were: -Please go here: A way of interacting with the plane where the user can dynamically tap locations on the map and change the plane`s course. -Define area: Set detailed filters related to the airplane, for example activate something when a plane is in the area of X kilometers or when it starts flying on a predefined altitude. -Visit ground: Crash the airplane. -Kiss off: Remove itself from the system. -Be punckish: A theatric way of alerting the pilots that something is seriously wrong - lights start flashing and alarms start buzzin
Luckily, he seems like a cool guy. If he wasn`t then 911 would repeat it self quite a few times before anyone found out what was really happening.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:39:04 PM
Basically, he bought a flight computer from Ebay apparently, and used it to figure out how to hack it's wireless systems. He was able to figure out how to hack into it`s auto pilot and remotely tell the autopilot where to fly the plane.
Here is a rough translation of the video`s text, which makes more sense with the above explanation:
left to bottom right. and back left and up.
If you do not want to manually fly because that gets boring, then you can just go to a phone and send a location.