Interesting development. I missed out on Def Con 2017 but I heard this was a big topic on the floor this year. Apparently there were a number of groups trying to do this and no one as of yet was successful remotely until now. Time to put some firewalls on aircraft and this is probably going to give further support to that laptop ban we were concerned about earlier this year. I'd like to know what subsystems they were able to get control of. You could do a lot of damage remotely. https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/DHS-Hacked-Airliner-Systems-229909-1.html The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly told a cyber security conference it was able to hack the internal systems of a Boeing 757 sitting on the ramp at Atlantic City Airport with no help from anyone on board or anywhere near the aircraft. “We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative penetration,” DHS cyber security expert Robert Hickey is quoted as saying by Avionics Today. “[Which] means I didn’t have anybody touching the airplane, I didn’t have an insider threat. I stood off using typical stuff that could get through security and we were able to establish a presence on the systems of the aircraft.” Hickey was speaking at the CyberSat Summit in Virginia Nov. 8.