what kind of total and complete freaking idiot would connect the controls of an airplane to the internet???!?!?!
Hello? Communist China?? Al Qaeda?? Would you like to crash some planes and kill some Americans???
my first thought exactly..the article states the two networks aren’t “completely connected”, but a saavy hacker doesn’t need a complete connection, only a tidbit to get him/her where they want to go. whoever designed this should be redeployed..
“what kind of total and complete freaking idiot would connect the controls of an airplane to the internet???!?!?!”
Story says there is a firewall. Its not connected and sounds like a security expert wasn’t used in the design. This is a simple fix.
Those control systems already have connectivity outside of the plane. So they are currently hackable through the corporate networks.
Forget passengers being able to take control. A computer geek in his basement could do it, if what they are contending is true (I suspect not).
A corporate network architect who is thinking about what the two computer systems need to talk to and not what the two computer systems are doing. Both systems need to connect the real world at some point, so you put them through the same point. It only becomes a problem when you contemplate what system A does and who might be accessing system B.