Reply to post: Re: But how?

Sweet TCAS! We can make airliners go up-diddly-up whenever we want, say infosec researchers

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Re: But how?

Actually it could just be loaded onto the target aircraft in somebodies luggage. The rogue device would just have to have an array of antennae to choose from so that signals could be focused to arrive at the target antennas with a convincing time lag.

Probably a good case for mandating the signals have a digital signature to mitigate against tampered signals. Would be a new big jet grounding issue - 777s were grounded when their fuel gauges errored after the Gimli Glider Air Canada incident - we can't fly cos the transponder cert has expired has an inevitable feel to it .....

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