Malaysian Air Flight 370…Computer Hacked?

Well here we are in week two of this mystery regarding Malaysian Air flight 370.

There are more theories regarding what happened to this plane than there are farts at the annual Chili Eating Contest in Texas.

Everybody and their brother has a theory and that’s okay because some are so outlandish that it becomes entertaining unless you’re a family member or a friend of those poor souls onboard the flight. It’s got to be devastating to them not knowing what’s going on. The big thing is this incident is showing the world how incompetent we are in these matters after being told for years and spending 100s of billions of dollars on technologies that were supposed to detect and resolve such incidents.

We’re all in a quandary about radar, satellite surveillance and all the other top high tech gizmos our governments are supposed to have but none has of yet found this jet. So many things don’t make sense that in all probability the old adage that ‘hiding in plane sight’ may be the answer.

One question remains though. We now know that the plane was one of the new high tech ones that has an onboard computer system. This system is what is used to plot the course of the jet. The pilots can program it or the airport ground control can program it. Since it’s a computer my question to the rest of the press is could someone have hacked that computer system and taken over the jet?

It seems plausible as when these new computer systems were being engineered there were concerns that hacking could occur. Since hacking has just about upended every other system we have from banks to the NSA, then hacking an airliner’s computer system isn’t that far fetched.


This post was written by Greg Boone on March 19, 2014

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