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$4.5 million for Unencrypted Communications

Sometimes gadgets are great fun and security isn’t a critical concern, but when price tags on military technology are upwards of several million dollars, it’s always a surprise to read about potential errors in design. Apparently, video feed communications are made in the plain from U.S. military drones, resulting in an easy way to intercept these communications – a $26 software package called “SkyGrabber” (whose Russian distribution site currently is down, possibly for good). Skygrabber can be used to hijack and intercept video feeds from satellites.

Not exactly “hacked drones”, but poorly secured at the least.

 

SkyGrabber by SkySoftware

SkyGrabber by SkySoftware

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