Report: Trojan a factor in fatal Spanair crash?

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20014237-83.html
     
  2. dw426

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    People sometimes forget how relying on tech so much makes us so much more vulnerable. The combination of well-funded hackers and careless watchers can cause major trouble.
     
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    So the Mainframe processed reports about the health and issues of the aircraft fleet. Being infected, the mainframe failed to alert of serious problems with a plane.

    Silly questions,
    Could the mainframe have had internet access? Maybe for software updates.
    Was it running Windows?
     
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    Well hey, at least the space station didn't crash :eek:
     
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    Malware writers and distributors are irresponsible idiots for not realizing the full implications of their actions. I hope the full force of the law comes down on whoever wrote or distributed that malware.
     
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