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April 13, 2013

Flight Attendant Union Submits Congressional Testimony On TSA Knife Policy

Hearing Intended To Obtain 'Stakeholder Perspective' On Risk-Based Security

The House Transportation Security Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) risk based security. The session was called to hear from transportation security stakeholders, focusing on efforts to bolster coordination with TSA in order to advance risk-based security for passengers and cargo, according to subcommittee chairman Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC).

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German Researcher Says Android App Can Hack A Commercial Airliner

Demonstrated At A Security Conference In Amsterdam

A presentation made by German researcher Hugo Teso at a conference known as "Hack in the Box" in Amsterdam has sent a bit of a chill up the spine of some in aviation security circles. Teso says that he has developed an app for his Android phone that would allow him to send false data to an airliner through unsecured ADS-B hardware or the ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System), which is also an unencrypted system.

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