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Boeing’s 787 vulnerable to hackers

When your flying in a plane, there are a couple of items that cross your mind.  Is one of them “Can the person next to me hack into the airplane control system?”  The Federal Aviation Authority has serious concerns about Boeing’s 787 in-flight network because the in-flight entertainment network is connected to the control panel for the airplane.

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet may have a serious security vulnerability in its onboard computer networks that could allow passengers to access the plane’s control systems, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The computer network in the Dreamliner’s passenger compartment, designed to give passengers in-flight internet access, is connected to the plane’s control, navigation and communication systems, an FAA report reveals.

Boeing issued a statement, saying there are aware of the issue and are working on a solution to test shortly.