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Chris Roberts, a Colorado-based aircraft security systems expert, took to Twitter to nudge United Airlines about what he believes is a weakness in its security systems. He tweeted from on board a United flight on Wednesday read: “Find myself on a 737/800, lets see Box-IFE-ICE-SATCOM, ? Shall we start playing with EICAS messages? “PASS OXYGEN ON” Anyone ? :)”

One World Labs, the company he works for, have for some time nagged Airbus and Boeing about their concern of how easy it allegedly is to connect a laptop to a box beneath an airline seat and witness many of the plane’s systems in action. Roberts was pulled from the plane, questioned and had all his computer gear taken from him.

http://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-pulls-computer-security-expert-off-flight-after-he-tweets-about-hacking-its-systems/