AF metal Medium-haul - USB sockets deactivated for security reason

Old Aug 16, 19, 6:20 pm
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AF metal Medium-haul - USB sockets deactivated for security reason

hello,

I have just flown a Medium haul AF segment and was surprised that for the second time this summer, USB charging sockets are deactivated. (Ex-Joon A320 and AF A321)
According to the FA, this decision applies to all aircrafts for security reasons!

Any additional info about this decision ?!

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Old Aug 17, 19, 5:58 am
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From what I have read, not security but safety reasons. Apparently there have been some incidents (fire outbreaks) involving 319/320/321 USB sockets and they will be changed sooner or later. Until then all of them would remain deactivated.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 6:04 am
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From what I have read, not security but safety reasons. Apparently there have been some incidents (fire outbreaks) involving 319/320/321 USB sockets and they will be changed sooner or later. Until then all of them would remain deactivated.

oh really ?! I was expecting more a digital security breach, with someone tampering with the Aircraft computing systems With wrong intentions.
Uf, ok
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Old Aug 17, 19, 7:05 am
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oh really ?! I was expecting more a digital security breach, with someone tampering with the Aircraft computing systems With wrong intentions.
Uf, ok
The USB outlets are like wall outlets. They are not on a network, power only.

Airplanes have 3 seperate networks. Flight systems, IFE and maintenance.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 9:55 am
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Confirmed tonite on a flight to OTP
some warming up concern... so deactivated on the whole
fleet, according to chief purser.
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