I’ve been saving up news articles about security vulnerabilities for my cyberattacks class, but I’m not quite sure where to fit in a discussion of potential vulnerabilities in Boeing’s New 787. On the crazy-cool side, the plane is going to have internet connectivity in the cabin for passengers. On the crazy-stupid side, the passenger’s network is connected to the cockpit network. Solutions are being discussed, but they do not seem to include just keeping the two networks physically separate. But software solutions can, and probably will, have holes, and Boeing is treating this as a software-debugging problem. I can’t imagine what the justification would be for wanting the networks to be connected. I am a big proponent of the “if it is absolutely vital, keep it unplugged from any network” school of security. Or, frankly, if you can’t do it safely, I’ll get by without internet access on my plane flight….