Hacking Airplanes: No One Benefits When Lives Are Risked To Prove A Point
There are a lot of things Denver is known for being high on — mostly altitude. Lately, it isn’t just the sticky green political battle that has been gaining attention. It’s the high-altitude antics of our local information security enthusiast Chris Roberts. But, like most highs and hacked aviation systems, this story is bound to plummet into the lifeless, high-desert plains. Why? News agencies are reporting that Chris Roberts, as a passenger, took control of an airplane mid flight by hacking the plane’s entertainment system, and was able to briefly redirect the flight’s course.