If you're about to get on an aeroplane, you might want to wait until you land before you read this post. Because cyber security whiz Ruben Santamarta says he has devised a method that can give hackers access to a passenger jet's satellite communications equipment through the passenger Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment systems.
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Careening through the air 10,000m above the ground can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved some pretty sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet and the occasional backrub. Here's a look at some of the ambitious ideas that got us there, the failures along the way, and concepts we might see in the future.
What would happen if you ripped out all the TVs and associated wiring from a plane and gave everyone an iPad instead? Well, we just found out: the plane becomes 7 per cent lighter and saves a heap of fuel as a result.
It's been talked about since June last year, but Jetstar has finally rolled out its in-flight entertainment system that utilises the iPad. The new service will begin rolling out on planes from tomorrow (November 9), and should be available across the Australia-based Jetstar fleet from December. So what do you get for your money? Lifehacker gives you a detailed tour of the system.
You can take that issue of SkyMall and choke yourself with it, because American Airlines flights are now a little more fun! TechCrunch reports AA is pushing its Gogo streaming video service to all 767s, offering 100 films and episodes.
Not only is American Airlines offering in-flight streaming on passengers' devices, they're also stocking the first class cabin with 6000 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets in total.