Sysadmins shouldn't listen to Defcon news. It will just make you sad.— Securitay (@SwiftOnSecurity) August 6, 2015
US-based Aerial Assault brought its newest gadget to wow the Def Con audience: a cutting edge unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with weapons for network invasion, capable of breaching security while airborne or after landing atop a building, Agence France-Presse reported.
"There has never been this capability before," Aerial Assault’s David Jordan told AFP.
The drone is able to fly and scan for unsecured wireless connections into networks, Jordan commented. It can also transfer GPS coordinates and other information from a targeted object back to its operation base.
The suggested price for the hacker drone is $2,500.
At the same Def Con event, security researchers Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of Lookout, and Marc Rogers, principal security researcher at Cloudflare, demonstrated flaws in the Tesla Model S electric car security system which could allow hackers to take control of the vehicle.
In response, Tesla promptly released a security patch.
Security researchers find Model S flaws, Tesla immediately fixes, and Tesla CTO comes to #defcon to encourage more security research. YES. ����— Tony Webster (@webster) August 7, 2015
A reported General Motors car system hack last week came on the heels of news that a 2015 Jeep Cherokee was easily taken under remote control using its cellular connection by IT security techs.
DefCon 2015: Never Feel Safe About Anything Ever Again, Sell Everything, Move To A Cave catchy theme this year.— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) August 10, 2015