Panasonic's in-flight entertainment systems have critical security flaws


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/21/panasonics-in-flight-enterta.html


#2

Hang on here. Being able to make everyone in 1st sit upright is pretty funny. But that’s a long way from controlling the plane. Likewise, physical contact between layers (e.g. shared grounds) is not ideal, but it doesn’t open the flood gate. On a scale of airplane security, these flaws sound rather minor, no?


#3

Seriously, enough of this ‘Rune’ bullshit. Hideous


#4

Welcome to the BBS! Stick around, post more. :slight_smile:

FYI, Discussion of Rune is in this thread along with ways to block it.


#5

Blinking lights, intrusive and overpersonal seat settings, snake_catnip.open=true, do you need like, a screenplay? It could be called Objective Promises on Flights. Or The Stewardess Spoke Go, The Flight Ombudsperson Spoke LLVM.


#6

In 2014, my friend (a network engineer) found this mounted under his passenger seat on an Airbus flight. He might have accidentally unplugged a couple of them until the captain came on and said “Cut that out.”


#7

“Well, if you insist, but the way I was unplugging them is a lot less wasteful…”


#8

Of course. “Also, your labeling scheme…”


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