[TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)
ron at ronnatalie.com
Tue Feb 6 07:57:55 AEST 2018
I've not seen that in an airplane. I'd like a cite.
There's certainly issues with the computers in some of the later things (like my Volt which is just a rolling computer. The transmission lever and the gas pedals are just inputs to the computer. They don't directly control things. Even the first bit of brake travel is purely a software input).
From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of Dave Horsfall
Sent: Monday, February 5, 2018 4:52 PM
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)
On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, William Cheswick wrote:
> There have been hacks of the avionics reported from the entertainment
> network. It is scary, if true, and bush league IMO.
There's certainly been demonstrations of vehicles being taken over via the entertainment system; why the stereo needs to talk to the engine computer I'll never know... I know, wind up the volume the faster you go etc, but surely it ought to be one-way?
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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