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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Now Aerial cyber attack!!!!r u safe anyway?

"Imagine sitting in a cofee house with your laptop and chatting with your dear friend.....and then calling a friend on your phone and then paying your bill and moving out for ur regular work"

1.    Now imagine some thing u never imagined.....all what you chatted and all what you spoke on phone in the cafe house is compromised....all saved at a location unknown to you....

2.    Two security professionals proved as much at the Black Hat cybersecurity convention in Las Vegas.This has been made possible after investing a few thousand bucks, a tool box and some technical skill like these two security professionals,Richard Perkins and Mike Tassey have done.These two guys have assembled a small, unmanned airplane that is capable of some truly remarkable and potentially disastrous hacks.

3.    Perkins is a security engineer supporting the U.S. government and Tassey is a security consultant for Wall Street firms. But after work, the long-time buddies would take off their cyber attack prevention hats, put on their evil hacker thinking caps, and build their airplane in Perkins' garage.

4.    The plane can wreak lots of havoc.

- For instance, it can fly over a Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500) and steal the personal information of everyone connected to the coffee shop's free Wi-Fi network. It can intercept your cell phone conversations and even reroute your calls to another number. It can trace the location of specific people and follow them home.

- Perkins and Tassey spent a total of just $6,190 to build the plane. They made a point to keep it relatively cheap and to buy components that were readily available to prove that literally anyone could make one."You don't need a Ph.D. from MIT to do this," said Perkins. "There are no custom parts, it was fabricated using hand tools, and very little coding is required. All you need is dedicated people."

5.    Thanks CNN


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