A security consultant & commercial pilot speaking at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam yesterday demonstrated a way to take control of airliners using an Android app.

Net-security.org reports (via Techmeme)┬áthat Hugo Teso combined his IT and pilot expertise to┬ádemonstrate in a virtual environment how the app could exploit two elderly forms of radio data communication to upload data into the Flight Management System. This data can include both specific commands, which the auto-pilot would then execute, and updated flight plans, which would allow an attacker to direct the aircraft to the destination of their choice … expand full story