Air Traffic Control Open to Attack

High-tech networks that link key parts of the US air traffic control system lack important controls and are potentially vulnerable to hackers and others familiar with how those computer programs work, congressional investigators say.

In an update to a 2000 report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said on Monday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress in protecting IT systems and noted the agency's contention that its interconnected networks are secure.