Hackers defeat BARR

AVweb is reporting that a private pilot has developed software called OpenBARR to reveal information in the Block Aircraft Registration Request program, something general aviation advocates fought stridently against last year. AVweb’s editor notes that Dustin Hoffman (the researcher, not the actor), who developed the system with Semon Rezchikov, is a private pilot who thinks it’s none of anyone’s business where consenting adults fly their aircraft but he’s also not adverse to making some money by selling that information to others, like, for instance, celebrity gossip channels and sites.

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