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Commerical kit, not hacking, all that's needed. Melbourne man Paul Sant has been charged with unauthorised broadcasting over to pilots over radio bands restricted to aviation users, causing one plane to abort a landing to Tullamarine Airport. Sant, 19, is alleged to have placed 16 separate transmissions to pilots at Tullamarine and Avalon airports between 5 September and 3 November. He faces up to a maximum 20 years jail. The Rockbank man and one-time employee of airline Virgin Australia has been charged with four counts of endangering the safety of aircraft and one count of interference likely to endanger safety. Media report Sant's lawyer told the court he has been diagnosed with autism and depression without medication. Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed to Vulture South Sant is not alleged to have "hacked" any aviation system, contrary to reports, but merely used broadcasting equipment to make transmissions to pilots in contravention of aviation security laws. Aviation transmission kit on eBay. Aviation transmission gear capable of communicating with pilots can be bought online for around AU$200. Enthusiasts regularly tune into the broadcasts which are sent unencrypted meaning no hacking is required to make transmissions. The AFP’s crime operations head acting assistant commissioner Chris Sheehan says aviation security laws are "robust". “The current security measures in place for the airline industry are robust, and the traveling public should be reassured we are treating this matter appropriately,” Sheehan says. “These incidents were thoroughly investigated by the AFP with the technical support of Airservices and the Australian Communications and Media Authority. ® Sponsored: Customer Identity and Access Management
Deliver a development process as secure as it is dynamic Broadcast On the September 27 2016 at 11am we're running a live broadcast that will explore the changing game of application security. The thinking is that the world has moved on in terms of how applications are created and deployed — two-year development cycles are being replaced by fast-moving, integrated processes delivered by integrated teams.

But in the new normal of continuous delivery, is security keeping up? The answer is not as clear-cut as many would like, as the old principles need a refresh to keep us safe from the outsider threat.

Development teams also need to ensure that they do not become the enemy within.
If it does not sufficiently account for security, the development process itself can become the weakest link in the chain. So, what to do? The answer, of course, is to tune into this broadcast and learn how best practice is evolving, which industries are doing better, what common mistakes are still being made and what tools are now available. We've got our own Jon Collins hosting the gig with a panel of experts from Freeform Dynamics and Veracode adding weight to the debate. You can register for the broadcast right here.

Be sure to bring your questions along too. Sponsored: Global DDoS threat landscape report