Hello, sure i was also the skeptic in the audience whilst Mr. Hugo Teso was laying out his "jaw dropping" research almost a year ago today at the "Hack in the Box" Security conference keynote Lecture in Amsterdam. At first i had to scratch my head and i remember thinking, - Amsterdam has made me lost the plot? Shit those mushrooms have got me! Sure not! Here is a link to the lecture in full, it is from the "hack in a box". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk1jIKQvMx8 Hugo Teso is spot on with his research, after the presentation of part of the research people was a bit shaky, i remember the "manufacturers" already banging on about how unrealistic this was. Boeing released some statement that this was not possible blah blah. How come so naive? cash? The interesting hours spent in an Amsterdam west coffee shop with the crew and others, was one of the most interesting security discussions i have ever engaged in!! wow...Some interesting characters! - i though f'k no! Hugo has just demonstrated that the systems are vulnerable, and completley out of control! It is a scandal. Well it will be when the first plane goes down! I remembered thinking, within a year now it is going to happen for real. The most amazing things about the weak systems, how someone could operate an airplane system like that, no one would accept a almost unsecured network system in their own home nowadays, but up there it is ok? If the plane was hacked from let's say one of the ground contractors networks. would there not be a trace of the communications from ground ---> plane? Should there not be a log somewhere? The answers must be there somewhere? FBI and Boeing might already know about this? i was amazed at the lack News reporting etc, sure for a week or so the reporting reached world wide, but until something happens to someone "some one crashes and hacks an airplane", why should they care? Just keep launching crappy systems on top of other systems and the spiderweb will end up insane, try to patch that! =) Well we ought, until the Iranians picked up on the abilities and potentials, i guess it was demonstrated clearly when they electronically hack / hijack of the USA fat pappa drone, the nicked it! Sweet as, who wouldn't want to steal a drone like that? I have a theory about this flight, the scenario seems very science fictions, but why should it be? It is straight forward and the only thing that really makes any sense with what we got. The plane was remotely hacked from anyone human, that had for example gained access to any world wide ground services platform. The nature of the captains amateur interest in airplanes radios and technical knowledge and the presentations "warnings" of Hugo alines, for sure the Captain saw this video from the presentation and played with the thoughts! why wouldn't he? He was interested in all aviation and electronics! He the capitain" realised that the plane was being HACKED F*K!, he probably realised even before the turn that the flight computer was being hijacked, he rushed downstairs to disable the Acars system, at the same time the evil human that had gained access to the systems realtime, pushed the plane unto over 48000 ft in a desperate attempt to stop the captain disabling the systems, who knows, the captain probably never ever made it back to the steering seat after that flip, but amazingly managed to disconnect the systems and the person in the seat settled the flight at cruise altitude! it could not be f*ked with anymore. At this point of time, captain and many passengers are dead. I can see how someone on board, maybe even the co pilot however able at this point of time, trying to find a point of reference, desperately getting more and more lost over the Indian Ocean, we also have reports of a very thick Haze in the area of the time, Remember that the plane would of moved hundreds of miles in just one hours time, all the systems are disabled and you have no idea how or where to go from this point! The interesting thing in Hugo's research is that the "persistence" mode after exploit can be implemented, of course so after a persistent attack the disabling of the systems manually will have no effect on the plane, the crew could never regain control again after hack. This is a scary scenario in deed. Also the Indian Ocean makes huge sense in terms of retrieving the airplane, the chance to find the airplane if the plane was ditched in the southern ocean will be in 50 years or so, maybe longer. The airplane was hacked the f*k out of, was it meant to disappear or to be used in some sort of building attack or assasination? An organisation or state could of evolved the research from Hugo many times over. Why would someone want the flight to go missing? That iBM guy seem to be the only heavy person of interest on board that plane? Who would of benefited from Mr IBM's death? what was he working on? anyone? The sewage war of the "Clouds"? State contracts etc? One should not forget that the coperations out there deal in Billions and trillions. The discussions about the captains involvement is insane! It was probably lucky that just he happened to be onboard this flight. He is more of a Hero vs. a hijacker. He saw it coming and acted with great courage. 2014 - The first commercial Aircraft hack took place. The three possibilities is the: 1.) CIA and company took out a person for a specific reason or tested the new weapon. 2.) A corporate company took out a person for a specific reason. 3.) A terror organisation tested or was about to execute a planned attack. highly unlikely unless there are many more incident of the same nature multiplied, not just one Jet! 4.) Russians, Iranians and north koreans? No way! 5.) Human intervention onboard, No chance! Will we ever find the truth? Corrupted world we live in... bzzbzzz to all the people of flight 370, we will never forget!