Jordanian plane hijacked in Libya

Armed group hijacked a Royal Jordanian airlines airplane in Libyan capital Tripoli

 

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(AMMAN)  Armed groups hijacked a Royal Jordanian airlines airplane in Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday.

A Royal Jordanian airlines airplane scheduled to take off for Amman was hijacked in Tripoli International Airport, sources said.

No announcement has so far been made by Libyan or Jordanian authorities.

It also remains unknown whether or not there were any people onboard. 

International Tripoli Airport was besieged by armed groups and all flights were transferred to be conducted from Mitiga International Airport on Sunday night.

Hackers hijack, control Ford Explorer, Toyota Prius

Car hacking: The 2010 Toyota Prius at a Toyota retailer in California.

Car hacking: The 2010 Toyota Prius at a Toyota retailer in California.

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Two programmers used a laptop to take control of a Ford and Toyota, and will present their findings at a hackers conference next month. Does this pose a worry for motorists?

There is almost nothing more terrifying in a car than finding you can’t control the vehicle. Anybody who’s been in a skid or lost brake pressure can attest to this. So the notion that hackers could take control of a car, as two recently demonstrated for Forbes writer Andy Greenberg, represents just about the worst-case scenario for modern, electronically controlled cars.

With vehicles ever more connected to the Internet, GPS and cellular networks, programmers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek say they’ve worked out a way to access the computers in a 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Ford Escape. Once they take over the onboard computer, they can control anything from the radio to the brakes, they say.

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