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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, May 18

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    Security researcher took over airplane systems via inflight tech

    Security researcher Chris Roberts apparently told the FBI that he had successfully hacked into an airplaneā€™s inflight systems numerous times over the last four years and took control of engine functions, according to a search warrant filed in court last month. Agents said that Roberts told them he hacked into in-flight entertainment systems by connecting an ethernet cable to an electronics box under the airplane seat in front of him, and issued a command that caused the aircraft to climb.

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