Airline Wi-Fi Sparks Security Concerns Over Possible Terrorism Use

Does the coming of Wi-Fi service to passengers pose any sort of danger aboard the plane?Even as airline passengers struggle with whether they should have the full-body security scan or go for the “enhanced” pat-down, another potential safety issue has arisen.

The question arose after Yemeni terrorists tried recently and failed  to destroy two U.S.-bound cargo planes by stuffing printer cartridges full of explosives and then detonating the charges in flight.

British explosives consultant Roland Alford created a stir when he told New Scientist magazine that Wi-Fi is a “Pandora’s box” for terrorists and that giving passengers Internet access “gives a bomber lots of options for contacting a device on an aircraft.”

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