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Anti-hijack software under development

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, July 23, 2006
13 years ago2,376 views ...

Some 30 European businesses and research institutes are working to create software that would make it possible from a distance to regain control of an aircraft from hijackers, according to the German news magazine.

The system "which could only be controlled from the ground would conduct the aircraft posing a problem to the nearest airport whether it liked it or not," according to extracts from next Monday's Der Spiegel released Saturday.

"A hijacker would have no chance of reaching his goal," it said.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

So the hijackers of the future will work from the ground and hack this software instead. Then, they can hijack a hundred or more planes at once!

Dumb idea.

And a hijacker in the air will communicate with the ground and threaten to kill the crew and passengers if the remote control is not switched off. It will be.

Dumb idea.

Thomas [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

But either way people are going to die. If you are on a hijacked plane, most chances you will die. It is just going to save lifes on the ground.

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