FAA says Hijack-a-jet app works only on simulator

The Federal Aviation Administration says the exploit won't work on a real jet.

By John P. Mello Jr., TechHive |  Security, FAA

"There are major differences between a PC-based training FMS software and an embedded FMS software," the agency told The Inquirer. "In particular, the FMS simulation software does not have the same overwriting protection and redundancies that is included in the certified flight software."


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