The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a 42 page report on the cybersecurity of air traffic control. This means that the FAA has found weaknesses in the air traffic control computers that put travellers like you or me at risk. The reports findings conclude that the current computers that are in use by the air traffic controllers are vulnerable to attacks that would add unauthorized, high access privilege user accounts that have the clearance to view and change sensitive data, such as flight plans. Flight plans contain many details about the flight, including altitude, speed, routes etc. This information in the wrong hands could be used to track, hijack, and attack planes. People can also change the information, which would allow wrongdoers to communicate false information to the crew, thus controlling them. Sounds pretty scary, right? Well, you shouldn't be. Not many groups have the skill sets required to perpetrate this kind of attack. And the ones that do, like the cyber hacktivist group Anonymous, do not have the motive. The FAA is also taking steps to fix such issues, and is developing a patch to fix these security issues. The report was a pre-emptive response to the growing cyber-terrorist movement, and will likely be of little consequence.