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Design Flaws Make Drones Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

Design Flaws Make Drones Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

Oct 04, 2015
In the past, The Hacker News (THN) reported about various activities surrounding Drones. Whether it was the development of the first backdoor for drones ( MalDrone ), or Weaponized drones getting legal , or Drones hacking smartphones . And now the reports depict... Security Researcher has showcased a method that can be used to hack and hijack Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) , more commonly known as DRONES . Senior AV researcher at HP Security Research Oleg Petrovsky demonstrated scenarios of cyber attacks targeting the flight controller of drones with analysis explaining how drones could become victims of cyber attacks. Petrovsky has analyzed configurations and controllers for various popular multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to discover the weaknesses present in the already implemented cyber attacks. The research focuses on the flight controllers which is a microprocessor and comprises of: Input/Output Pins Multiple sensors onboard An acceler
MalDrone — First Ever Backdoor Malware for Drones

MalDrone — First Ever Backdoor Malware for Drones

Jan 27, 2015
The use of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) called Drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. Drones were once used for land surveillance, Delivering Pizza's, then equipped with bombs that changed the way nations conduct war and last year, these hovering drones were also used to hack Smartphones. Recently, a security researcher has found a backdoor in the Parrot AR Drones manufactured by a French-based company, that could allow a malicious hacker to remotely hijacked the radio controlled flying quadcopter helicopter. The Parrot AR Drone, revealed at the International CES 2010 in Las Vegas, is a quadricopter helicopter which you can control with your smartphone or tablet. It features two built-in cameras, is easy to fly, and can be controlled without too much danger of it flipping over or smashing into things. FIRST EVER MALWARE FOR DRONES Security researcher, Rahul Sasi claimed to have developed the first ever backdoor malware for AR drone ARM L
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