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Malware implicated in plane crash

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38790670/ns/technology_and_science-security/?gt1=43001

Authorities investigating the 2008 crash of Spanair flight 5022 have discovered a central computer system used to monitor technical problems in the aircraft was infected with malware…infected computer failed to detect three technical problems with the aircraft, which if detected, may have prevented the plane from taking off…Flight 5022 crashed just after takeoff from Madrid-Barajas International Airport two years ago today…reported in a preliminary investigation that the plane had taken off with its flaps and slats retracted — and that no audible alarm had been heard to warn of this because the systems delivering power to the take-off warning system failed. Two earlier events had not been reported by the automated system…malware on the Spanair computer has been identified as a type of Trojan horse. It could have entered the airline’s system in a number of ways…

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