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You probably remember the AR.Drone - the quadricopter by Parrot that can be controlled by iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, which brought augmented reality gaming to the iPhone.

Sven Dietrich, an assistant professor in computer science and two of his students at the Stevens Institute of Technology have demonstrated how such drones could be used by attackers to create an airborne botnet controller.

Dietrich is calling the modified quadricopter with a Linux computer, 3G card, a GPS unit and two Wi-Fi cards - SkyNET Drone.

Gizmodo explains how it works:

Controlled by a botmaster using 3G, the drone or group of drones fly over any urban area looking for Wi-FI networks. As they find them, they automatically try to break in. Once they get inside the network, it searches for personal computers that can be compromised. Any computer that falls to the attack gets turned into a zombie without the user ever knowing it.

After the infection process, the hackers can easily control the zombies remotely through the Wi-Fi drone-to-host connection. The zombies can be used to perform any attack through their internet connections, receiving commands from SkyNET.

Since the botnets are controlled via the drone rather than an internet connection, it becomes difficult to track them down.

Sounds pretty scary, especially when you consider that it can be built for less than $600.

AR.Drone Description
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas has thrown up some interesting projects. For iPhone users, one of the coolest gaming applications you will come across was recently demoed at CES.

Developed by Parrot, this gaming app, called AR.Drone lets you control a four-propellered flying machine with the help of an iPhone application.

Folks at App Advice explain what Parrot's AR.Drone is all about. They write:

"The Parrot AR.Drone is a four-propellered ultimate flying machine. The AR.Drone features two cameras, which will allow you to see what the Drone sees via a Wi-Fi connection, and they also apparently are able to help control the device’s speed and altitude. All of this is powered by the AR.Drone’s on-board Linux-based computer."

Apparently, this is not all. The application also comes with an augmented reality game where the AR.Drone will self-hover as you fire against the enemies virtually on your iPhone. AR.Drone also comes in dual mode for users to play against each other or play against a robot. The AR.Drone is expected to be available in the market by the first week of March

Sekadar makluman untuk.ku & untuk.mu thx to Gizmodo 0_0


StreaMyx²Þ®o | said...

artikel di post untuk rujukan dan renungan,
1day hacker should probably access your IT gadjet to used,steal and peek user data for free and live streaming,andddd.....

bagi mencegah hal ni berlaku dan pesanan kepada rakan2 di luar sana,secure ur device with any md5 password etc using simbol number and alphabet.. k lah.. ngantok gilo ni.. papaix

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