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Perceptions and Reality
September/October 2010 (vol. 8 no. 5)
pp. 88, 87
Steven M. Bellovin, Columbia University
Media outlets have reported that the cause of a 2008 jetliner crash in Spain was caused by malware. IEEE Security & Privacy's Steve Bellovin examines the facts to determine the true root cause.

1. W. Owens, K. Dam, and H. Lin, Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities, National Academies Press, 2009, p. 142.

Index Terms:
Spanair crash, malware, Bellovin, root cause analysis, system failure
Citation:
Steven M. Bellovin, "Perceptions and Reality," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 88, 87, Sept.-Oct. 2010, doi:10.1109/MSP.2010.160
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