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Hackers via vulnerabilities attacks on the airplane passengers devices!

The security researchers of the Necrum Security Labs have spotted the vulnerabilities in Flexlan FX3000 and the FX2000 series wireless LAN devices which were made by the computing and systems integrator company known as Contec.

Accordingly, the Flexlan wireless LAN device vulnerabilities can permit the airplane hacking. However, the company has stated that its Flexlan wireless LAN devices are used in systems, factories, offices and in embedded devices. But the security researchers have found that Flexlan devices are often used in the airplanes for Wi-Fi access points which the passengers use to connect to the internet.

The first vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-36158, is related to a secret webpage which can be used to perform Linux commands on the victim’s devices. Then, the second vulnerability, CVE-2022-36159, is related to a backdoor account and usage of a poor hardcoded password. Consequently, the hackers can use such accounts to access control of the victim’s devices.

The Aircraft manufacturers have always maintained the cyber security of it’s passenger-accessible systems. However, the hackers could still hack the systems by using these vulnerabilities to hack the devices.


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