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Computers Aboard Airliners Vulnerable to Hacking, Watchdog Says

  • GAO issues report faulting FAA for lapses in cybersecurity
  • Watchdog finds no successful hacking, but sees greater risks
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Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Airliners carry a variety of computer systems that could become vulnerable to hackers and U.S. regulators haven’t imposed adequate counter measures, a government watchdog report concluded.

The Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t prioritized cyber risks, developed a cybersecurity training program or conducted testing of potentially vulnerable systems, the Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Friday.