Crikey, I’m glad Wiffy was in the air before I read this. No wonder plane manufacturers are so dodgy about wireless devices, and I’m glad they are.

Summary: you can misuse some on-plane systems to install an attack framework and then, so long as AutoPilot is on, use an Android app (PlaneSploit) to control many critical aspects of the plane.

PlaneSploit in action

Hijacking airplanes with an Android phone and more from The Register. (Why the mention of Android in both? He could have written for jailbroken iOS, I’d have thought, so it isn’t relevant to the story).