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Old 18-12-09, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Iraqi insurgents "hack" US Drones

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/8419147.stm

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Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from unmanned American drone aircraft, US media reports say.

Shia fighters are said to have used off-the-shelf software programs such as SkyGrabber to capture the footage.
I can't believe the US Predator feeds are not encrypted.
Ok so they couldn't jam or take control of the drone - possibly due to their skill rather than it not being possible.
You could imagine if they cracked the (presumably) encrypted control signals and took control of the drone themselves.

Trust the US military to leave a gaping security hole wide open, I guess they didn't expect mere "insurgents" to have any technical skill.
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Old 20-12-09, 07:21 PM   #2
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Wouldn't these drones be watching the Iraqi insurgents? So, now they are watching themselves?
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