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January 5, 2016

A drone running on Kali Linux that can steal data just by hovering above you

‘Aerial Assault’ Drone Helps Hackers Penetrate Internet Networks by hovering above

If you are a hacker and want to infiltrate Internet networks in areas out of reach, you can try this new drone. Aerial Assault drone is a unmanned aerial vehicle which is available for $2,500 and has the ability to hover about the target network, sniff vulnerabilities in the PCs below and report back to the owner.

The Aerial Assault drone houses a raspberry Pi running Kali Linux, a distro built specifically for pen testing of networks and devices. Once it is in the air, Aerial Assault can sniff insecure devices and networks and store that information locally or beam it back to the pilot.

David Jordan from Aerial Assault unveiled the aircraft at the Defcon hacking conference in Las Vegas Sunday.  He says that Aerial Assault is equipped with a array of software tools capable of “penetration testing”

“There has never been this capability before,” Jordan told Agence Presse-France.

The Aerial Assault drone is built on top of open source technology making it easy for white hat hackers and security researchers to customise it the way they want. Because it uses GPS, in addition to hanging outside of skyscrapers collecting unencrypted data, it can also be sent out to multiple buildings in areas that would be inaccessible by a person.

This $2,500 drone should be on sale in the next few days at Wall of Sheep.

more like this at Tech Worm









open wallet with money showing

Top bosses will have earned more money by the end of Tuesday than the average worker will do in a year, campaign group the High Pay Centre has claimed.

The group has declared the day Fat Cat Tuesday, based on FTSE 100 chief executives earning £5m a year, compared with the median UK salary of £27,645.

The think tank says its aim is to highlight the “unfair pay gap”.

The calculations were criticised as “pub economics, not serious analysis” by the Adam Smith Institute.

“None of these complaints are valid unless the High Pay Centre thinks it has a better way of estimating the value of executives to firms than those firms themselves,” said the institute’s executive director, Sam Bowman.

“The High Pay Commission’s complaints only make sense if you assume firms don’t actually care about making money – which is to say, they don’t make sense at all

more at the BBC NEWS







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