With growing reports of cars being hacked and claims that airliners are similarly vulnerable, a team lead by Rockwell Collins has demonstrated that an aircraft can be protected from cyberattack using software designed from the outset to be secure. In tests of a quadcopter unmanned aircraft and Boeing’s Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) helicopter, the team working under Darpa’s High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (Hacms) program has shown that secure software for embedded systems can ...

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