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Old 22nd Feb 2010, 23:14
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Artificial Horizon
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: The Land Downunder
Posts: 766
ACARS is and always has been totally insercure. You can buy cheap computer programs that will allow the user to see all transmitted messages in plain english. It does astonish me how many people view it as a 'secure' network and are quite happy to send 'sensitive' messages. At a previous airline a Captain was hauled over the coals when he sent a passengers credit card details over ACAR's to sort out a ticketing issue
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