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US DHS issues GA hacking warning

Old 31st Jul 2019, 14:04
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US DHS issues GA hacking warning

Apparently GA aircraft are now vulnerable to hacking.

Cue the CASA shutdown of GA....

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...2cbs.html?btis
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 21:50
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“The DHS alert does not apply to older small planes with mechanical control systems.”

Seems the Auster will be ok then?
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 23:00
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Never gunna happen in OZ, our ASIC system will keep us all safe!....cough cough!:-)
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 23:49
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Originally Posted by kaz3g View Post

Seems the Auster will be ok then?
You'll be fine. Make sure you use a VPN.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 12:58
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People (some of them very close to home - and I know exactly who you are!! ) are regularly trying to hack my webcams site. Iíve found some Russians that are trying regularly to get into it too.

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Old 1st Aug 2019, 14:54
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People (some of them very close to home - and I know exactly who you are!! ) are regularly trying to hack my webcams site. Iíve found some Russians that are trying regularly to get into it too.

It's probably the Chinese spoofing Russian IP addresses to make it appear they're from Russia. If they're smart enough to hack, they're smart enough to cover their tracks.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 01:40
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The story relates to injecting false CAN bus messages (as used by Garmin, Dynon etc) into the EFIS. And it's a beatup.

A key principle in cyber security is that if you have unsupervised physical access to a target system, you effectively own it. Same applies here.

If you have ill intentions and you have unsupervised physical access to a light aircraft, there is an infinite number of awful things you could do. Doesn't matter whether that aircraft is a Tiger Moth, or an RV filled with the latest electronic toys.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 05:25
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.Here’s a good idea, let’s suggest to CASA that EFIS systems be required to have an approved user login page with separate user names and passwords for each pilot. All to be controlled by a designated and CASA approved system administrator.

...Then get them to require a 30 character password with upper and lower case letters, numbers and at least 2 special characters. The password to be changed every six months.

..........then have the sessions expire every hour in flight and require a new login.

That will solve the problem!

Should I recount the joke about dealing with a case of crabs?



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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 06:29
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Beware some of the ointment treatment for crabs.... can leave you very sore ..and then very bald in private places.!!

OK Sunny...lets hear thr joke .
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 07:00
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Originally Posted by bankrunner View Post
The story relates to injecting false CAN bus messages (as used by Garmin, Dynon etc) into the EFIS. And it's a beatup.

A key principle in cyber security is that if you have unsupervised physical access to a target system, you effectively own it. Same applies here.

If you have ill intentions and you have unsupervised physical access to a light aircraft, there is an infinite number of awful things you could do. Doesn't matter whether that aircraft is a Tiger Moth, or an RV filled with the latest electronic toys.
Well said. Itís a beat up.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 08:23
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Yet another example of the Fear Industry hard at work.
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