Friday, May 01, 2015

Boeing 787 Dreamliners contain a potentially catastrophic software bug

 "This condition is caused by a software counter internal to the GCUs that will overflow after 248 days of continuous power. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of all AC electrical power, which could result in loss of control of the airplane."
 99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Don't worry, dooms only 248th day !. You have only 1/365 chance to fall down. 
More on safety bug bounty program read here.

Severity Examples Maximum payout in awared miles
High 1,000,000
  • Authentication bypass
  • Brute-force attacks
  • Potential for personally identifiable information (PII) disclosure
  • Timing attacks
  • Cross-site scripting
  • Cross-site request forgery
  • Third-party issues that affect United
AIRBUS HAS acknowledged that the reason its A400M military plane went down in Spain on 19 May was down to incorrectly configured software rather than a hardware failure.Software glitches had already cost the project three years and put it seriously over budget, but it was assumed that the problems had been resolved.

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