Tuesday, 27 January 2015

First Malware For Flying Drones Developed

Next month, researchers will demonstrate the first malware that is designed specifically for flying drones.Maldrone, as the malware is called, gives the creator full control of the unmanned aircraft and can be used for surveillance. It can also infect other infectious drone drones.

The idea behind the malware is that commands from the original owner to transmit false gates, while the attacker can directly communicate with the serial ports. For this purpose Maldrone use a proxy serial port that intent. For the study, the researchers used a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and DJI Phantom. The malware was created specifically for the Linux-based AR Drone operating system.

The researchers will present their research on February 7 during Nullcon India demonstrate. Rather they made ​​demonstration video below. Last year showed the well-known hacker Samy Kamkar see how to hardware for less than $ 400 through its Skyjack attack drones from the air hijacking.

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