cj000 wrote:My thought is that the "hack" is more like tampering with inputs that would come from a ground station, for instrument landing or the like (Die Hard 2 anyone?). Still concerning, but only in very, very specific scenarios.
Do keep in mind, although systems may be separate, if there is even one data feed in our out, given enough time (think tier 6, nation state level), things can be done.
The bigger worry to me is the 787, due to it's tightly networked systems...
cj000 wrote:At least for public info, an old but quick search:
http://www.aviationtoday.com/2005/06/01 ... next-step/
Collins also developed the "core network" for the 787 and subsequent retrofits. This system houses multiple file servers and supports both cabin and flightdeck applications. A firewall in the core network cabinet isolates lower-criticality, cabin applications from higher-criticality, flightdeck systems.
Now, don't take my word for it. Being one misconfiguration (or exploit/bad password) away from merging cabin and flight deck systems is terrifying. The systems should be physically separate and not interconnected.
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