Can your plane be hacked?
Interesting news item from today.  The Dept. of Homeland Security's critical infrastructure computer emergency response team is publicizing a vulnerability in modern small aircraft that might make you want to keep your plane securely locked.  The data bus between components can be hacked in much the way it was discovered a few years ago that your computerized car's data bus could be hacked.
This article is a good summary: https://ktla.com/2019/07/30/homeland-security-to-issue-hacking-alert-for-small-planes/

Perhaps it gives flying a pre-glass-panel generation of small plane a tiny advantage in safety.
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Ronald Levy
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I suspect this is little more than alarmist journalism based on reports from a computer security company with little knowledge about light GA aircraft and a desire to generate more work for themselves.