Not sure what the exact attack vector is. I have a feeling that the pilots aren’t surfing the web while flying but then again it’s certainly possible. Stuxnet, has totally changed the malware attack vectors.
An internet connection is no longer required to be vulnerable. Most disturbing is the fact they’ve tried to remove it numerous times and it keeps coming back.
Be careful out there, the web not getting any less hostile.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.