Aerial Assault Drone Looking For Padme's Apartment
The Aerial Assault drone loiters outside your windows and looks for unsecured networks. If interested, the operator can hack your server with Kali Linux.
(Aerial Assault drone)
At DEFCON, the large hacker conference held annually in Las Vegas, David Jordan of Aerial Assault revealed a drone that can swoop down and break into computer networks. On board the drone, an ultra-cheap Raspberry Pi computer runs Kali Linux, an aggressive cybersecurity diagnostic tool that looks for weaknesses in the systems it attacks. Set up as a security testing tool, with some reconfiguring it could go from a testing device to an actual weapon.
Jordan says the drone will retail for $2,500, which is on the upper end for hobbyist drones but absolutely within the budgets of businesses or government buyers.
Fans of Star Wars are of course upset by this device, because it reminds them of the assassin's droid that so effortlessly hacked the security of her apartment in the film Attack of the Clones.
(Assassin Droid hacks security of Padme's apartment)
Ah, the ASN-121 Assassin Droid; not yet available at your local hobby shop, but maybe at your local Maker festival.
(ASN-121 Assassin Droid)
No word on whether or not the Aerial Assault drone could also carry a pair of deadly kouhun vermiform arthropods. Sleep well, dear senator. For now.
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