Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,960 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,020,386
Pageviews Today: 1,538,095Threads Today: 454Posts Today: 9,671
12:22 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 10:56 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
[link to www.federalregister.gov (secure)]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 15192920
United States
03/12/2014 10:58 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
why?
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 11:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
snip..

These airplanes, as modified by the Boeing Company, will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity of the passenger service computer network systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks.

The proposed architecture is novel or unusual for commercial transport airplanes by enabling connection to previously isolated data networks connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This proposed data network and design integration may result in security vulnerabilities from intentional or unintentional corruption of data and systems critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane.

The proposed architecture and network configuration may be used for, or interfaced with, a diverse set of functions, including:

1. Flight-safety related control and navigation systems,

2. Operator business and administrative support (operator information services),

3. Passenger information systems, and,

4. Access by systems internal to the airplane.

may enable increased connectivity with external network sources and will have more interconnected networks and systems, such as passenger entertainment and information services than previous airplane models. This may enable the exploitation of network security vulnerabilities and increased risks potentially resulting in unsafe conditions for the airplanes and occupants. This potential exploitation of security vulnerabilities may result in intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data and systems critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane.

Therefore, these special conditions are being issued to ensure that the security (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of airplane systems is not compromised by unauthorized wired orwireless electronic connections between the airplane information services domain, aircraft control domain, and the passenger entertainment services.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 11:06 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
why?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15192920


How about there was some 16 y/o with his laptop, suddenly finds a wireless connection to the planes onboard safety systems. Starts exploring, and does this does that, pretty soon he's in control. WTF?
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 11:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
This would be incredibly awesome news if this is the cause...
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 11:49 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Does no one think this plausible? This is a serious lead...
SE

User ID: 1673157
Canada
03/12/2014 11:55 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Now if you said Boeing or Mitsubishi themselves took out the plane to bury the wing fracture flaws of the multi billion dollar 787 Dreamliner under hundreds of thousands of reports of the missing 777 plane , I would find that more plausible.
It would also encourage those airlines owning 777,s to upgrade.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 11:59 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Now if you said Boeing or Mitsubishi themselves took out the plane to bury the wing fracture flaws of the multi billion dollar 787 Dreamliner under hundreds of thousands of reports of the missing 777 plane , I would find that more plausible.
It would also encourage those airlines owning 777,s to upgrade.
 Quoting: SE


Well, if there is a backdoor for unauthorised access to the plane's critical systems (which is fact), then any number of possibilities open up. I mentioned one, that has a motive of a teenager's curiosity and mischief....
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24957083
United States
03/12/2014 12:05 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Does no one think this plausible? This is a serious lead...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 55061776


In theory, you could control the aircraft remotely. You could get into the flight computer deck and attach a wireless device to link up your laptop, however, you would also need the software that runs/communicates with this aircraft to control it. So not denying it isn't plausible, but you would have to have all the included software to control the aircraft or do some trial and error on an existing aircraft to make your own software.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24957083
United States
03/12/2014 12:05 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Does no one think this plausible? This is a serious lead...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 55061776


In theory, you could control the aircraft remotely. You could get into the flight computer deck and attach a wireless device to link up your laptop, however, you would also need the software that runs/communicates with this aircraft to control it. So not denying it isn't plausible, but you would have to have all the included software to control the aircraft or do some trial and error on an existing aircraft to make your own software.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24957083


Let me add that Boeing does this regularly. So the possibility is there.
GroundHogDay

User ID: 34584571
United States
03/12/2014 12:10 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Now if you said Boeing or Mitsubishi themselves took out the plane to bury the wing fracture flaws of the multi billion dollar 787 Dreamliner under hundreds of thousands of reports of the missing 777 plane , I would find that more plausible.
It would also encourage those airlines owning 777,s to upgrade.
 Quoting: SE


Well, if there is a backdoor for unauthorised access to the plane's critical systems (which is fact), then any number of possibilities open up. I mentioned one, that has a motive of a teenager's curiosity and mischief....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 55061776


Here is a paper on it

[link to conference.hitb.org]

News April 2013
[link to www.zdnet.com]
Today is yesterday's tomorrow.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 55061776
Mexico
03/12/2014 12:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Flight MH370 was hacked, Boeing memo details network vulnerability of 777
Does no one think this plausible? This is a serious lead...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 55061776


In theory, you could control the aircraft remotely. You could get into the flight computer deck and attach a wireless device to link up your laptop, however, you would also need the software that runs/communicates with this aircraft to control it. So not denying it isn't plausible, but you would have to have all the included software to control the aircraft or do some trial and error on an existing aircraft to make your own software.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24957083


It mentions in the FAA warning that, if I understand it correctly, you would have access to the files/directories. Not sure if one of those directories would have the software to view the files, but merely having read write access would be incredibly dangerous...

It also implies that "unauthorised" access would only be possible on board. But I may be wrong about that...

News