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Hacking Into An Airplane Via Android
2013-04-12 11:17:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Security conferences give experts and hackers alike a chance to expose exploits and weak points in software, all with the understood intent to get these issues fixed. For example, last July Charlie Miller demonstrated how he could break into an Android phone with a malicious NFC chip and some lines of code. According to The Telegraph, this week German security researcher Hugo Teso spoke during the Hack in the Box security...

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2010-11-15 18:22:54

A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...

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