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Mr. Robot eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk – the security review

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Last week’s episode may have left us with a cliffhanger, but this week’s episodetied up a big loose end from last season… though not in the way I imagine any of us wanted.

Darn you, Sam Esmail!

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Dark Army hacks planes to go down, not sideways

At the end of the episode, we see the Dark Army agents (very sadly) use Mobley and Trenton as pawns in their greater scheme for their next attack – creating malware that targets major air traffic control systems in huge US metro areas to simultaneously crash airplanes.

The idea of hacking planes isn’t new, though it has been relegated to the realm of the theoretical or extremely unfeasible until the last few years.

Two years ago, researcher Chris Roberts claimed to have successfully hacked a plane on which he was a passenger by messing with the in-flight Wi-Fi.

Roberts tweeted that he was able to play with the oxygen mask deployment protocols, and according to the FBI, even said – to...(continued)

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