• Electronic superdrone now invading your privacy. "Ex-"military, "WASP", Pakistan 2: Electric drone b
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[quote] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/KbsWd.jpg[/IMG] Last year at the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences in Las Vegas, a former Air Force cyber security contractor and a former Air Force engineering systems consultant displayed their 14-pound, six-foot-long unmanned aerial vehicle, WASP (Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform). Last year it was a work in progress, but next week when they unveil an updated WASP they’ll be showing off a [URL="http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/07/28/flying-drone-can-crack-wifi-networks-snoop-on-cell-phones/"]functioning homemade spy drone[/URL] that can sniff out Wi-Fi networks, autonomously crack passwords, and even eavesdrop on your cell phone calls by posing as a cell tower. WASP is built from a retired Army target drone, and creators Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins have crammed all kinds of technology aboard, including an HD camera, a small Linux computer packed with a 340-million-word dictionary for brute-forcing passwords as well as other network hacking implements, and eleven different antennae. Oh, and it’s autonomous; it requires human guidance for takeoff and landing, but once airborne WASP can fly a pre-set route, looping around an area looking for poorly defended data. And on top of that, the duo has taught their WASP a new way to surreptitiously gather intel from the ground: pose as a GSM cell phone tower to trick phones into connecting through WASP rather than their carriers--a trick Tassey and Perkins learned from another security hacker at Defcon last year. Tassey and Perkins say they built WASP so show just how easy it is, and just how vulnerable you are. “We wanted to bring to light how far the consumer industry has progressed, to the point where public has access to technologies that put companies, and even governments at risk from this new threat vector that they’re not aware of,” Perkins told [URL="http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/07/28/flying-drone-can-crack-wifi-networks-snoop-on-cell-phones/"]Forbes[/URL]. Consider yourself warned. For details on the WASP design--including pointers on building your own--check out Tassey and Perkins site [URL="https://rabbit-hole.org/"]here[/URL]. [/quote] [URL="http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-07/diy-uav-hacks-wi-fi-networks-cracks-passwords-and-poses-cell-phone-tower"]Source (Pop Sci)[/URL]
If that thing manages to crack the password for my network then they earned the right to spy on my shit. :v:
[quote]Tassey and Perkins say they built WASP so show just how easy it is, and just how vulnerable you are.[/quote] I can't be the only one that thinks this sounds like a bad idea, right? Also congrats on beating Emperor Scorpius to posting something from PopSci.
[QUOTE=Super Muffin;36871496]If that thing manages to crack the password for my network then they earned the right to spy on my shit. :v:[/QUOTE] Is it 'Password'?
Nothing ground breaking, but it's a nice toy nonetheless. Rather well known technologies stuck on an RC plane. I wouldn't mind having some of these, sending them pattern-comb a city. That could be fun.
[QUOTE=Trainbike;36871519]Is it 'Password'?[/QUOTE] "It is so obvious they won't even try it!"
[QUOTE=Kljunas;36871833]"It is so obvious they won't even try it!"[/QUOTE] Says the administrator of feminism.org
[QUOTE=Trainbike;36871519]Is it 'Password'?[/QUOTE] No "no".
[QUOTE=Awesomecaek;36871610]Nothing ground breaking, but it's a nice toy nonetheless. Rather well known technologies stuck on an RC plane.[/QUOTE] Yeah, none of these things are by themselves that new, but well done to them for sticking it all together and making it work.
[QUOTE=Trainbike;36871519]Is it 'Password'?[/QUOTE] Ha, no, it's a bunch of random letters that requires a great mind to remember. Qwerty
I will be waiting on my roof with my magnet gun. Come get some.
The thing has a battery life of 20 minutes, and is REALLY loud.
[QUOTE=Trainbike;36871519]Is it 'Password'?[/QUOTE] Maybe it's "12345" or "monkey"
shoot it down.
[QUOTE=BananaFoam;36872500]"12345"[/QUOTE] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K95SXe3pZoY[/media]
it uses a dictionary-based bruteforcer, don't worry about it getting into your wifi unless you password is 'pussydestroyer1' or something
[QUOTE=cccritical;36873740]it uses a dictionary-based bruteforcer, don't worry about it getting into your wifi unless you password is 'pussydestroyer1' or something[/QUOTE] Fuck, Changing password now.
It brute forces passwords? Surely that's not the best method, quickest maybe.
Cell phones are rather easy to listen in on since they rely on two things. Cell tower(radio tower) and their own radio channel. Having both of these one or both while allow you to do gather unthinkable things.
[QUOTE=Trainbike;36871519]Is it 'Password'?[/QUOTE] Motherfucker!
Best thread title ever
"1" man my wifi network is impervious to all outside forces.
[QUOTE=Super Muffin;36871496]If that thing manages to crack the password for my network then they earned the right to spy on my shit. :v:[/QUOTE] Depends if you use WEP or WPA/WPA2. Regardless I would be more worried about how to protect my phone.
I'm pretty sure the words I use aren't going to be in that dictionary, considering that all of my passwords are literally the most vulgar things I can think of.
[QUOTE=Groat;36880435]I'm pretty sure the words I use aren't going to be in that dictionary, considering that all of my passwords are literally the most vulgar things I can think of.[/QUOTE] "MissionaryPosition"
[QUOTE=Trainbike;36871519]Is it 'Password'?[/QUOTE] It's "guest".
[QUOTE=Zombii;36871507]I can't be the only one that thinks this sounds like a bad idea, right? Also congrats on beating Emperor Scorpius to posting something from PopSci.[/QUOTE] The whole point is to show off how unsafe you are. The entire convention is built around the notion that if you expose something's failures it'll get fixed.
[QUOTE=cccritical;36873740]it uses a dictionary-based bruteforcer, don't worry about it getting into your wifi unless you password is 'pussydestroyer1' or something[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=scout1;36871461] as well as other network hacking implements[/QUOTE] Which probably means [url=http://www.aircrack-ng.org/]aircrack-ng[/url].
So it's a spyplane that can hack computers; welp, that's kinda scary and kinda cool.
I doubt this sort of thing is legal. Probably won't make it into actual use unless they are granted a warrant for it to target specific suspects. I wonder how good it is at cracking passwords though. Our router has a humorous name and the password is about 60 characters long consisting of random numbers and letters. No words.
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