FCC relaxes restrictions on airline Internet access

The Federal Communications Commission released a new set of rules today aimed at making it easier for airline carriers to offer their passengers in-flight Internet access — and I don’t think I’m alone when saying it’s about freakin’ time.

New hack could literally move a plane in flight

You don’t often hear about planes crashing in mid-air. The systems they have in place have done a fairly good job at keeping passengers safe. But safety and security are two different things, and while the systems may work, one researcher has found they are scarily easy to hack.

Malware may have led to fatal Spanair plane crash

As if we needed another reason to fear malware, authorities investigating the 2008 crash of Spanair flight 5022 have discovered that the plane’s computer system — which is used to keep track of technical problems — was infected with malware, according to a report by the Spanish newspaper El Pais.