IoT Malware Discovered Trying to Attack Satellite Systems of Airplanes, Ships

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Researcher Ruben Santamarta shared the details of his successful hack of an in-flight airplane Wi-Fi network—and other findings—at Black Hat USA on August 9.

Ruben Santamarta was flying from Madrid to Copenhagen in November 2017 on a Norwegian Airlines flight when he decided to inspect the plane’s Wi-Fi network security. So he launched Wireshark from his laptop and began monitoring the network.

Santamarta noted “some weird things” happening. First off, his internal IP address was assigned a

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