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16th October 2019 Issue no. 479

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Security agencies are teaming up with aircraft experts to stop cyber attackers taking over the controls of passenger jets

By Jessica Jerreat

Intelligence agencies are working with airline experts to improve defenses against cyber attacks which could be used to bring down a plane. A new program involving government and aviation employees has been set up outside Washington DC as security experts warn the current systems are vulnerable to attack.

Currently, a hacker could bring down air traffic control systems, break into navigation equipment or even potentially take over the controls of a plane.

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