Uninformed security experts critique Boeing's Connexion service: In an odd article, TruSecure (normally intelligent sensible people) are quoted criticizing Boeing's Connexion service as if they don't quite understand what it is. Connexion uses phased-array antennas to communicate at 1 Mbps up and 5 to 20 Mbps down between a plane in flight and a satellite.
The TruSecure experts sound as if they think the plane is communicating with the ground -- are they just suggesting that a ground-based cracker could gain access to the in-flight Wi-Fi, used just within the plane to connect? Seems unlikely at those signal strength levels. They also make it sound as if the Wi-Fi might not work on the planes, despite Boeing's years of testing, successful Lufthansa flights over three months with real passengers, and strict FAA and international testing.
I'm not sure where the beef is here, but it's even stranger that an article was written quoting such clearly uninformed parties. I have to hope they were severely misunderstood. [via TechDirt]