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Scientific Adviser Suggests Mobile Hijack For Missing Malaysia Airliner Real Possibility

  • Express, Monday, March 17, 2014 3:12 PM
British anti-terror expert Dr Sally Leivesley told the Express the missing Malaysia airliner could have been the world's first cyber hijack from a mobile device. Airline passengers typically grumble at the inability to use mobile devices that search for and transmit cellular signals during takeoff in the flight, but officials have real security concerns for why these handheld devices should remain in the off mode. The former Home Office scientific adviser said the hackers could change the plane's speed, altitude and direction by sending radio signals to its flight management system.

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