Iraqi Hackers Track Predator Drones
Iraqi insurgents are using a $26 off-the-shelf Windows application to track the U.S. military's Predator drones.
Iraqi insurgents have been able to track the U.S. military's Predator drones without being detected, thanks to an off-the-shelf Windows application that costs $25.95.
"Hackers working with Iraqi militants were able to determine which areas of the country were under surveillance by the U.S. military, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, adding that video feeds from drones in Afghanistan also appear to have been compromised," writes CNET News' Declan McCullagh.
"This apparent security breach, which had been known in military and intelligence circles to be possible, arose because the Predator unmanned aerial vehicles do not use encryption in the final link to their operators on the ground," McCullagh writes.
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December 15, 2009
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