Is Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Vulnerable to Hackers?

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  01.10.08 | 10:10 AM ET

imageA Wired story examines whether 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.” The Federal Aviation Administration issued a report on an apparent vulnerability, and Boeing spokesperson Lori Gunter told Wired that the document is “misleading.” Nevertheless, Gunter says Boeing is addressing the issue and the plane will safe before it makes its public debut.

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Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company.

1 Comment for Is Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Vulnerable to Hackers?

Julia Rosien 01.10.08 | 7:06 PM ET

The documentmay be misleading, but the FAA doesn’t exactly have a stellar history. I think the system should be audited by a public company - or maybe a teenager who’s hacked into his high school data base and fudged his grades.

I’m still shaking my head that this is even an issue!

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