Boeing may be facing another public controversy related to its 787 Dreamliner jets cyber security.
According to wired, A security researcher Ruben Santamarta found last september, “unprotected server on Boeing’s network, seemingly full of code designed to run on the company’s giant 737 and 787 passenger jets, left publicly accessible and open to anyone who found it….”
Now Santamarta claims that “leaked code has led him to something unprecedented: security flaws in one of the 787 Dreamliner’s components, deep in the plane’s multi-tiered network. He suggests that for a hacker, exploiting those bugs could represent one step in a multistage attack that starts in the plane’s in-flight entertainment system and extends to highly protected, safety-critical systems like flight controls and sensors…”
However, Boeing “flatly denies that such an attack is possible, and it rejects his claim of having discovered a potential path to pull it off.”