Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2017
DJI drones may be sending data about U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement to China

The US DHS has accused the Chinese Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) of cyber espionage on U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently accused the Chinese Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), one of the largest drone manufacturers, of sending sensitive information about U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement to China. A […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 16, 2016
The unmanned jihad in the sky

UAV – “Go ahead, look up [points to the sky] … see the drone? No? It’s alright, because the drone sees you. Sees your face. We know who you are.” The scene is from the movie “13 hours – The secret story of the soldiers of Benghazi”: as the member of Ansar al-Sharia looks up, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2016
RAF drone fleet will double and will include the new Protector UAVs

The British Britain will introduce in its fleet of armed surveillance drones a new generation of unmanned aircraft including the new Protector aircraft. The British Britain will introduce in its fleet of armed surveillance drones a new generation of unmanned aircraft. The overall number of air crafts in the fleet will double, the new  aerial vehicles will have […]

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2016
Black Hornet, the military nano drone small like an insect

The Prox Dynamics’ PD-100 Black Hornet 2 is a tiny drone having the dimension of a flying insect and a lot of advanced features. Drones are privileged instruments of surveillance, we read about vehicles equipped with IR cameras or devices to spy on mobile devices. These vehicles are used by armies, intelligence and law enforcement agencies during their […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2015
Drone regulation – Keeping the skies safe from commercial drones

My participation at the World Insight on CCTV discussing the Federal Aviation Administration regulation for the commercial  drones. Q1 First of all, the Federal Aviation Administration gave a very compressed timeline. They’re asking a expert panel task force to make registration guideline recommendations by November 20 and these recommendations implemented by mid-December, so that 1 […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2015
DARPA is working on ICARUS, the disappearing delivery drone

The DARPA research agency is launching a new Program subbed ICARUS for the development of a new generation of Disappearing drones. I always follow DARPA because its innovative project, the last one that caught my attention is a new project on a new generation of unmanned aerial vehicles. The program is codenamed ICARUS (Inbound, Controlled, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2015
An Israeli firm developed a new radar to detect drones

The Israeli company ARTSYS 360 is developing a small 3D electronic radar that will be able to monitor drones in small areas. Recently I wrote a post on an Aerial Assault Drone recently presented at the Black Hat conference, the vehicle was equipped with hacking tools to compromise wi-fi target networks. The use of drones is increasing and […]