How the FAA and airline industry hope to protect planes from hackers


It’s not just the public that’s terrified about hackers attacking airplanes.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration along with members of the airline industry are holding private meetings to discuss how to better protect airplanes—whether they be big Boeings [fortune-stock symbol=”BA”] or corporate jets—from hackers, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The meetings are supposed to help the aviation industry come up with design and testing standards that will help reduce aircraft cybersecurity risks. Airline security has been a hot topic over the past few months amid a series of hacking attacks on retailers, banks, and the government agencies.

Last week, a group of hackers were able to break into the computers of Poland’s busiest international airport, resulting in the grounding of ten airplanes.

Meanwhile, in April, a security researcher Chris Roberts claimed via Twitter that he could hack into the engine monitoring system of a United…

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