“Woman Allegedly Hacked Flight School, Cleared Planes With Maintenance Issues to Fly” (from Motherboard)

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvzwv5/woman-allegedly-hacked-flight-school-cleared-planes-with-maintenance-issues-to-fly

“A 26-year-old allegedly hacked into an app used by a flight school to manage airplanes in an attempt to get back at her former employer.”

How long before this is possible with larger commercial aircraft?

It is a terrifying prospect that a lone hacker with the necessary skills could interfere with an airplane’s functioning or computer information! What are airlines or the government doing to protect the public?