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Several Boeing 737 Max 8 pilots in U.S. complained about suspected safety flaw | Airlines | Dallas News
'one captain calling the flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient"'

'The disclosures found by The News reference problems during Boeing 737 Max 8 flights with an autopilot system, and they were all during takeoff and nose-down situations while trying to gain altitude.'
boeing  planes  safety  autopilots  737max 
8 days ago by jm
SCADA systems online, and a horror story about a non-airgapped Boeing 747 engine management system
747's are big flying Unix hosts. At the time, the engine management system on this particular airline was Solaris based. The patching was well behind and they used telnet as SSH broke the menus and the budget did not extend to fixing this. The engineers could actually access the engine management system of a 747 in route. If issues are noted, they can re-tune the engine in air.

The issue here is that all that separated the engine control systems and the open network was NAT based filters. There were (and as far as I know this is true today), no extrusion controls. They filter incoming traffic, but all outgoing traffic is allowed.


(via Paddy Benson)
air-gap  planes  boeing  security  747  solaris  unix 
april 2015 by jm
HACKERS COULD COMMANDEER NEW PLANES THROUGH PASSENGER WI-FI
Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, as well as Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft, have Wi-Fi passenger networks that use the same network as the avionics systems of the planes


What the fucking fuck. Air-gap or gtfo
air-gap  security  planes  boeing  a380  a350  dreamliner  networking  firewalls  avionics 
april 2015 by jm

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