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    Spy-in-the-sky terror threat to William: Security alert over app that lets anyone track pilot Prince's air ambulance helicopter

    Prince William was at the centre of a major security alert last night after The Mail on Sunday discovered that terrorists could use a mobile phone to track his every movement in his new job as an air ambulance pilot.
    Experts warned of the ‘extraordinary risk’ to the future King presented by a £2.99 app, which gives away precise details of his helicopter’s position, direction of travel, speed and altitude.
    Former police officers said the information presented ‘intelligence gold’ for terrorists wishing to track the Prince’s flightpath in an attempt to shoot him down.

    A Mail on Sunday team last week used the app, called flightradar24, to monitor Prince William’s progress as he flew from North Norfolk after attending a road accident.

    G-HEMC

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...elicopter.html
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    Originally posted by SoCalBrian View Post
    Spy-in-the-sky terror threat to William: Security alert over app that lets anyone track pilot Prince's air ambulance helicopter

    Prince William was at the centre of a major security alert last night after The Mail on Sunday discovered that terrorists could use a mobile phone to track his every movement in his new job as an air ambulance pilot.
    Experts warned of the ‘extraordinary risk’ to the future King presented by a £2.99 app, which gives away precise details of his helicopter’s position, direction of travel, speed and altitude.
    Former police officers said the information presented ‘intelligence gold’ for terrorists wishing to track the Prince’s flightpath in an attempt to shoot him down.

    A Mail on Sunday team last week used the app, called flightradar24, to monitor Prince William’s progress as he flew from North Norfolk after attending a road accident.

    G-HEMC

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...elicopter.html
    What idiots are the tabloid press - firstly for even publishing this rot and secondly for not researching the story to learn that FR24 has been around for years doing precisely what they says it does. And the British authorities are even bigger idiots for allowing their heir to fly around in an aircraft that is sending out this sensitive information in the first place without blocking and/or encryption in place - after all, most corporate jets block the data.

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      Its a little PC crazy.

      Someone posted it yesterday but the topic would have been overlooked
      http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...on-at-its-best!
      Posts not to be taken as official support representation - Just a helpful uploader who tinkers

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