Airlines seeking to improve security against online hackers who could obtain information such as a plane's position

At an aviation security conference Monday in Dublin, airline officials discussed the need for increased cyber security after a researcher said in April he could hack into the flight controls from his seat. The article, via Reuters, said the system that sends the information of a plane's position is unencrypted. A team will meet with the International Cicil Aviation Organization next September at a United Nations meeting to propose recommendations for cyber security improvements. While members could sign a declaration, the article said there wouldn't be any mandatory standards that airlines would have to abide to.

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