Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2023
Using Electromagnetic Fault Injection Attacks to take over drones

Electromagnetic fault injection (EMFI) attacks on drones can potentially allow attackers to achieve arbitrary code execution and take over them. While the use of drones continues to grow, researchers from IOActive analyzed how to develop fault injection attacks against hardened Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The experts focused on achieving code execution on a commercially available […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2022
Attack of drones: airborne cybersecurity nightmare

Threat actors could exploit drones for payload delivery, kinetic operations, and even diversion, experts warn. Original post at https://cybernews.com/security/drones-hack-airborne-cybersecurity-nightmare/ Once a niche technology, drones are about to explode in terms of market growth and enterprise adoption. Naturally, threat actors follow the trend and exploit the technology for surveillance, payload delivery, kinetic operations, and even diversion. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 12, 2022
Flaws in the ExpressLRS Protocol allow the takeover of drones

The protocol for radio-controlled (RC) drones, named ExpressLRS, is affected by vulnerabilities that can allow device takeover. Researchers warn of vulnerabilities that affect the protocol for radio-controlled (RC) drones, named ExpressLRS, which can be exploited to take over unmanned vehicles. ExpressLRS is a high-performance open-source radio control link that provides a low latency radio control […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2018
Game of Drones – Researchers devised a technique to detect drone surveillance

A group of Israeli researchers at Ben Gurion University have built a proof-of-concept system against surveillance operated a surveillance drone. Drones have created a new threat to people’s privacy. Anyone with a drone equipped with a video camera can potentially violate our privacy by streaming the subject in his/her private space over an encrypted first […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2017
Islamic Jihad master hacker pleads guilty to hacking IDF drones in Gaza

An Islamic Jihad master hacker resident in the Gaza strip pleads guilty to hacking into drones belonging to the Israeli Defense Force, faces up to nine years in jail. A resident in the Gaza strip pleads guilty for hacking into drones belonging to the Israeli Defense Force. An Israeli court accepted a guilty plea from Islamic Jihad […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2016
In 2017: Cool New Tech, Ominous Cyber Threats & Increased Terrorism in the West

A lot of new and exciting technology will emerge or become more prominent in 2017 and the following is just a glimpse of what is anticipated. IoT & Smart Home Tech Smart home technology had been in the works for years before finally getting off to a relatively slow start. But, now that large companies […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 28, 2016
The Icarus box is able to hijack nearly any drone mid-flight

A security researcher presented a small hardware named Icarus box that is able to hijack a variety of popular drones mid-flight. It could be very easy to hijack nearly any drone mid-flight by using the hardware presented by the Trend Micro researcher Jonathan Andersson at the PacSec hacking conference in Japan this week. Andersson, who leads […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2016
The Dronecatcher evolves featuring a new improvement

Delft Dynamics conducted a successful test, where a drone was taken out of the air by another unmanned aerial vehicle named DroneCatcher. The drone industry is growing at a rapid pace. Aerospace research company Teal Group has estimated that sales of military and civilian drones will total over $89 billion in the next 10 years. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2016
How to hack drones with just a $40 hardware from 2 km away

The IBM expert Nils Rodday revealed how to hack drones with just a $40 hardware from 2 km away by replicating its signals and blocking legitimate operators. At the Black Hat Asia hacking conference, the IBM expert Nils Rodday revealed that hackers can hijack expensive professional drones from 2 km away by replicating its signals and blocking legitimate […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2016
NASA hacked by AnonSec that hijacked a $222m Global Hawk drone

Anonsec group hacked NASA network and released a data dump of data online. The hackers also hijacked a Global Hawk drone. Hackers belonging to the AnonSec group have released online 250GB of data stolen from systems at the NASA, the hackers revealed to have hijacked a drone the Agency uses to run high-altitude testing and sampling […]