We might be looking at a future where we can no longer access the web and watch movies on demand -- while on a flight, that is.
In its recent report for the Federal Aviation Administration, the US Government Accountability Office presented the risks of in-flight WiFi and wireless entertainment systems when exploited by a capable attacker. The study highlights the vulnerability of web-based cockpit systems as the industry prepares to transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System in 10 years.
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