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Drones Imagined as Planting Spyware from Distance onto Targeted PCs

The Intercept in one fresh report by it tells how the government has thought of one fresh method to plant spyware onto end-users' PCs viz. with the help of drone. Pcmag.com reported this, July 21, 2015.

According to electronic mails circulated internally at Hacking Team a notorious company, it had been discussing with a supplementary institute named Boeing that manufactures various kinds of unmanned systems, how a technique could be developed for contaminating PCs via drone.

The institute's blueprint explained within Hacking Team's roadmap for different projects indicates that a specialist would be handling a project related to developing one low-weight, tiny PC which will contain weaponized code while journeying on certain drone of Boeing.

Within one internally circulated e-mail, an account manager of Hacking Team says the project is possibly by utilizing one Tactical Network Injector (TNI). A laptop-based and so one tangible device, a TNI would have its operator insert the device inside the network a target is working with, often exposed Wi-Fi network inside any coffee shop or hotel. So whilst the targeted user goes online for any routine task, like downloading an application alternatively seeing a movie clip, the device would tap the resulting traffic, which however, shouldn't be encrypted, followed with inserting the weaponized code that'd clandestinely plant the spyware of Hacking Team. Firstlook.org reported this, July 18, 2015.

Expectedly, by appending to the drone one tiny network injector, the Wi-Fi network could be struck from above, alternatively from afar. There wouldn't be any need for the system mechanist towards getting close to the target physically.

Disturbingly, the mechanism's impact can be enormous, albeit it isn't clear to what extent the project has progressed.

During past few years when digital security and human rights activists discovered evidences of Hacking Team's spying software on political activists' and journalists' PCs in Morocco, Ethiopia and other countries, Hacking Team acquired notoriety. From the leaked documents reported lately, it's certain that Hacking Team traded its spyware with several nations, which had records of questionable human rights, and with US agencies too although it's yet legally controversial whether such spyware can be used in the country.

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