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    Re: Hacking at 30,000 ft.

    In the United States, Federal Aviation Administration regulations require that wireless radios be turned off before the plane's wheels leave the ground, and remain off until the plane lands. Depending on your adapter/chipset, this might involve right-clicking an icon in the system tray (AKA notification area) and choosing Disable Radio, or something a bit more involved. As far as I know, the airlines do not actually sniff for wireless transmissions from laptops at this time, but they certainly could.

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    Hacking at 30,000 ft.

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 03-Jan-06 13:44. Quotation replaced with link (quicker than getting permission to post the article).)</P>Came across this interesting info, especially if you fly with your laptop....

    Wireless Hacking At 30,000 Feet - Without a Wireless Network!
    By Daniel V. Hoffman, CISSP, CWNA
    http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/4/24/

    Article describes how someone running the program HotSpotter can impersonate a familiarly named wireless access point to get your laptop to associate with his computer, with the result that he might gain full access to your laptop as part of your "local" network. Also suggests some solutions.
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    Re: Hacking at 30,000 ft.

    If it affects their nav system, they don't have to "sniff" for it! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Hacking at 30,000 ft.

    "In the event of radio interference, a big rock will drop from a compartment above your seat and destroy your computer." <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Hacking at 30,000 ft.

    <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>
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