Last week, I wrote about how weak printer security remains in general. I included a few tips but I do not know if the message got through. Users still tend to think of printers as dumb USB or wireless devices. Modern printers are powerful computers in their own right and when you connect that to… Read More »
Drone Hacking Taken To New Heights
Hacking Over the Internet, Wirelessly, and From the AirHacking is achieved in many forms. One might think of hackers breaking into computer networks remotely over the internet to shut down critical infrastructure. This has been proven out with the Stuxnet hacking of Iran’s nuclear reactor where it suffered a major blow when the U.S. and Israel… Read More »
How Can Military Drones Be So Vulnerable to Hacking Attacks?
United States military and intelligence agencies are increasingly relying on unmanned aerial vehicles but these military drones have long been an attractive target for hackers. And lately, it seems as though the hackers are gaining entrance more easily. How is this possible? In 2011 a CIA drone was captured by Iranian hackers who managed to… Read More »
Is FAA Registration Closing the Hangar Door After the Drone Has Already Launched?
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that it will soon start requiring civilian drone owners to register their aircraft. Current regulations for commercial drones already require FAA registration and a pilot’s license for the operator, so this decision will mostly impact recreational drone owners, hobbyists and startup businesses not yet licensed to fly commercially… Read More »
Is Drone Skyjacking The New Hijacking?
Right now most civilian drones are owned by hobbyists for recreational use, but many companies are exploring commercial uses. Drones have already been used for shooting nature documentaries and commercials, aerial surveys on remote properties, checking on crops for farmers and even delivering pizza. They have the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our daily… Read More »
What Are Drone Operators All Waiting For?
Last week I talked about drone operators who don’t follow the rules. This week I’ll talk about legal drones, existing regulations and the new rules that are due out soon. Commercial Use Current FAA regulations prohibit the commercial use of drones, but companies can apply for a special permit. According to Reuters, as of February… Read More »
How Can We Prevent The Next White House Drone Crash?
Current Federal Aviation Administration regulations require civilian drones to stay under 400 feet in altitude and at least five miles from airports and other restricted areas. Unfortunately, not all drone operators follow the regulations. Drones at the White House On Monday, January 26th at 3:02 AM a Secret Service officer on duty at the White House… Read More »
Think only the military has drones? Think again.
Just a few years ago, only militaries and government agencies had access to sophisticated drones, but today anyone can buy them for just a few hundred dollars. The basic hardware has been around for decades in the form of remote-controlled helicopters. Today drone operators can equip them with high-definition cameras, Wi-Fi detection tools and other… Read More »