Re: [SystemSafety] Hacking a Boeing 777 electronically

From: David Haworth < >
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:23:38 +0100


Just one small nit-pick about the article, in the "third point":

QAR may be a passive device only because it chooses to be so. What I mean is that the bus connection hardware might be capable of use both as transmitter and receiver, but the software only uses the receiver parts.

If there were a vulnerability which permitted injection of arbitrary code, it *might* be possible to turn it into an active device.

Still seems fairly unlikely though.

Dave

On 2014-03-17 09:05:32 +0100, Peter Bernard Ladkin wrote:
> An article in the Sunday Express suggested that MH 370 could have been electronically commandeered
> by, of all things, a mobile phone from the cabin. After all, this was shown in Amsterdam last year,
> wasn't it?
>
> The answer is no. To both.
>
> I had a discussion about it on a closed specialist list yesterday. This post is the result.
>
> http://www.abnormaldistribution.org/2014/03/17/hijacking-a-boeing-777-electronically/
>
> PBL
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