Re: [SystemSafety] Hackers take over *control* of a car wirelessly

From: Martyn Thomas < >
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:44:01 +0100

On 21/07/2015 18:27, Tom Ferrell wrote:
> Stating the obvious, but isn’t there an aspect of this that goes
> something like, “Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.” To me,
> there is a fundamental engineering ethics question that comes into
> play when people start talking about the ‘Internet of Everything.’
> When someone postulates hooking two systems together that always
> before have been physically separated, engineers have a moral
> responsibility IMHO to inject themselves firmly and fully into the
> benefits vs. risks discussion with a strong bias of when in doubt, don’t.

That sounds like excellent advice, but if I'm happy to connect A to B and B to C, and you are happy to connect X to Y and Y to Z, whose fault is it when Peter connects one of (A,B,C) to one of (X,Y,Z) and something bad happens?


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