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To: TomServo

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???


2 posted on 01/07/2008 1:32:17 PM PST by bpjam (Harry Reid doesn't even have 32% of my approval)
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To: bpjam

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..


5 posted on 01/07/2008 1:37:03 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.)
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To: bpjam

“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.


16 posted on 01/07/2008 1:49:32 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: bpjam
what kind of total and complete freaking idiot would connect the controls of an airplane to the internet?

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).

17 posted on 01/07/2008 1:51:28 PM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: bpjam

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.


19 posted on 01/07/2008 2:21:23 PM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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