Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2015
Drone regulation – Keeping the skies safe from commercial drones

My participation at the World Insight on CCTV discussing the Federal Aviation Administration regulation for the commercial  drones. Q1 First of all, the Federal Aviation Administration gave a very compressed timeline. They’re asking a expert panel task force to make registration guideline recommendations by November 20 and these recommendations implemented by mid-December, so that 1 […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2015
Drone Firing Semi-Automatic Handgun, what’s next?

While a video of a drone firing a semi-automatic handgun is circulating on the internet, security experts demand a strict law in the use of UAVs. I decided to present you this case to raise once again, my concerns on the uncontrolled and the unregulated diffusion of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a powerful instrument […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2015
FAA systems hit by malware-based attack earlier 2015

According to officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), hackers earlier this year targeted the Agency network with a malware. It’s official, the network of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was targeted early 2015 by unknown hackers. According to FAA officials, the threat actors used a malware to compromise the infrastructure of the agency. “In early February, the FAA […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2015
Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems are a serious issue for FAA

A GAO report to FAA reveals that the systems adopted in the Aviation industry are still affected by weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers. A report published by Government Accounting Office (GAO) in January urges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adopt a formal process to “Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The FAA has taken steps […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2014
Hacking satellite communications equipment on passenger jets

Cyber security expert claims to be able access satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and in-flight entertainment systems. Airplanes Can Be Hacked Through Wireless In-flight Entertainment System, this is not a new discovery as I explained in a post published more that one year ago and titled “Cyber Threats against the Aviation […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2014
Spy Plane Scrambled Air Traffic Control in Southern California

FAA confirmed that its air traffic system experienced problems while processing a flight plan filed for a U-2 spy plane that operates in Southern California. In the past, we had a long discussed on new cyber warfare scenarios, the conflicts in the cyberspace have many faces, we saw sophisticated hacking platforms like the NSA FOXACID […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2013
Hijacking plane’s navigation system with Android, reality or unnecessary alarm?

The news is sensational, to take control of a plane is not necessary a group of terrorists, a hacker with limited resource could take control on the entire control system, including plane navigation and cockpit systems according the researcher Hugo Teso. Teso is a security consultant at  N.runs AG, Germany, with a passion for flying in […]