I'm definitely new to the site so apologies if this question is naive but google turned up no answers for me:
I was reading this article and read the following paragraph:
As an example, Hypponen said he had recently spoken to a European aircraft maker that said it cleans the cockpits of its planes every week of malware designed for Android phones. The malware spread to the planes only because factory employees were charging their phones with the USB port in the cockpit.
The question that immediately sprung to my mind was:
What is the intended purpose of USB port(s) in the plane cockpit?
Was it really intended for charging devices like phones? That seems naively insecure.