There has been some interesting discussions in the blogosphere today about the computer system of the Dreamliner, and if it can be hacked.
According to a Wired.com posting, an FAA report has indicated that the Dreamliner’s computer network that allows wireless computer access to passengers is also connected to the plane’s controls and navigation systems, thereby creating a massive potential security risk.
Our colleagues at Computer Weekly have analysed the potential issues with doing this, stating that it is an extremely foolish idea to link safety-critical systems to other networks.
If the report is true, i suspect Boeing have analysed the risk and have put in place stringent security measures that safeguard passsenger safety and the aircraft. Personally i think this whole story may be a little wide of the mark but it does reinforce the need for adequate security protection, something which i am sure airliners have under control!!