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The Germanwings accident also points to potential shortcomings in how pilots are screened for mental problems, a recurring concern for an industry that demands focus and discipline in an increasingly technical job, often in stressful situations. In 2012, a well-regarded pilot with JetBlue, one of the airline’s earliest employees, was physically restrained by passengers on a flight from New York to Las Vegas after displaying erratic behavior. In that case, the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cabin and made an emergency landing in Amarillo, Tex. “Aircraft-assisted pilot suicides,” as the Federal Aviation Administration calls them, are rare. They include the November 2013 crash of a Mozambique Airlines plane bound for Luanda, Angola, which bears an eerie resemblance to the Germanwings plane’s demise. When the flight’s co-pilot left to use the lavatory, the captain locked him out of the cockpit and manually steered the aircraft earthward. The crash of Egypt Airlines Flight 990 off Nantucket, Mass., in 1999, which killed all 217 people on board, was also caused by deliberate action, a National Transportation Safety Board investigation concluded. Experts on suicide say that the psychology of those who combine suicide with mass murder may differ in significant ways from those who limit themselves to taking their own lives. “This is not so different in some ways from someone who walks into a school and kills a bunch of people, and then kills themselves,” says Michelle Cornette adding that it was entirely possible that someone who was suicidal could pass psychological exams and receive a clean bill of health. “People know what’s going to raise a red flag.""
Not mentioning how you can also (even more) easily impersonate any of the no-password SSID that people know well (the phone/mac/pc will choose the highest Db one when both are available), and again redefine some DNS entries, add some filtering etc...
So this hotels security hole is maybe important - but the whole wifi/routers security concept is pretty much flawed in the first place (due to people negligence and incompetence, to routers manufacturers who want to provide an "easy setup" router, to other many entities keen on providing a free wifi access with no security at all etc...).
How is this modded insightful?
Because you have visual impairment. 1) the post is not modded at all insightful 2) it says "one of the first"... and referring to the lengthy design - way before its release - of the A320 family (wikipedia), it was decided early in the process to think of removing one position in the cockpit: 3-1 = 2.
They applied that patch a while ago already. But they also forgot the tailing ';' and the patch could not be accepted.
'This "think of X" makes me sick'
At first I read 'This "think os X" makes me sick'
Fast forward a few years. Cabin attendant takes the crash axe from behind the copilot's seat and kills him with it.
Yes but what is the likeness of that? Two people including the cabin attendant having no clue about the commands - vs - one person secured alone in the cockpit. I'd say the latter is more likely to act erratically.