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Panasonic dismisses security risk allegations in in-flight entertainment system

22
Dec
2016

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“The problem is that the system has many vulnerabilities and attackers can analyze the firmware to identify and later exploit the vulnerabilities,” said Cesar Cerrudo, chief technology officer of IOActive Labs. “If the systems were secure then having the firmware available shouldn’t be a problem, but that’s not usually the case.”

“The implied potential impacts should be interpreted as theoretical at best, sensationalizing at worst, and absolutely not justified by any hypothetical vulnerability findings discovered by IOActive,” said a spokesman for Panasonic Avionics Corporation, according to BBC.

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