Here’s how we got persistent shell access on a Boeing 747 – Pen Test Partners

Researchers from infosec biz Pen Test Partners established a persistent shell on an in-flight entertainment (IFE) system from a Boeing 747 airliner after exploiting a vulnerability dating back to 1999.

It’s an attack that’s more of a curiosity than anything else: it’s too difficult to pull off during an actual flight, and it’s rare these days to see a 747 passenger service, anyway.

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Source: The Register