[TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)

Ron Natalie 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).

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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?

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Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."



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