Dreamliner vulnerable to attacks


Federal Aviation Administration warns that the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner may be vulnerable to hackers, as the services for passengers (such as access to satellite and other network connections) are linked with the functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. Boeing representative told that the company has been working on this issue for several years now, along with FAA.

FAA says they do not want to dictate specific features and prefer to let Boeing determine the appropriate security protections. Meanwhile, competing aircraft maker Airbus SAS supports Boeing, stating that at least minimum amount of communication between the networks is necessary and flight crews should not be allowed to disable the passenger’s ability to connect to the systems.

So far, Boeing’s sold more than 740 Dreamliners.


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