If airlines were already keen to keep your phone switched off, things could soon get even more militant. According to a talk by Hugo Teso at the Hack In The Box security conference, it’s possible to hack an entire plane using an Android smartphone. Gulp.
Teso—a commercial airline pilot turned computer security consultant—explained to the conference audience how it’s been possible to develop tools which can run on a phone and be used to hack aircraft from the comfort of a window seat. Net Security explains: