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Can a Boeing 777 be hacked?

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All this confusion over flight 370 has me wondering if it would be possible to hack into an airplane and control the autopilot or other on-board systems in a way that the pilots couldn't regain control.

I know some basic searching reveals some articles such as this one. If the plane can't be hacked, could someone with the proper knowledge snip or disable the pilot's override?

Disclaimer: I know 0 about aviation, but I am a programmer. So my guess would be that anything that doesn't have a physical disconnect would be vulnerable to being hacked without being able to override it.

Additional Disclaimer: This is a question about curiousity / possibility, not a how-to.

All this confusion over flight 370 has me wondering if it would be possible to hack into an airplane and control the autopilot or other on-board systems in a way that the pilots couldn't regain control.

I know some basic searching reveals some articles such as this one. If the plane can't be hacked, could someone with the proper knowledge snip or disable the pilot's override?

Disclaimer: I know 0 about aviation, but I am a programmer. So my guess would be that anything that doesn't have a physical disconnect would be vulnerable to being hacked without being able to override it.

All this confusion over flight 370 has me wondering if it would be possible to hack into an airplane and control the autopilot or other on-board systems in a way that the pilots couldn't regain control.

I know some basic searching reveals some articles such as this one. If the plane can't be hacked, could someone with the proper knowledge snip or disable the pilot's override?

Disclaimer: I know 0 about aviation, but I am a programmer. So my guess would be that anything that doesn't have a physical disconnect would be vulnerable to being hacked without being able to override it.

Additional Disclaimer: This is a question about curiousity / possibility, not a how-to.

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