Tuesday August 11, 2015

$2,500 Drone That Hacks Computers

This $2,500 drone that hacks computers has just given the anti-drone crowd another reason to stock up on 00 buckshot.

A company called Aerial Assault has turned a quadcopter into a flying hacker that scans the world below for insecure devices and vulnerable Wifi ports. Its makers say they built the tool for penetration testing آ— to help "good guys" diagnose their own weaknesses آ— but they concede that with a bit of modification, it could be used to exploit those vulnerabilities and install malware from the air.