Items tagged with Predator Drones

It is said that anything that can be hacked, will be hacked, and that pretty much anything can be hacked. In this case, the Wall Street Journal was the first to report the sad tale.  It reported on Thursday that Iranian-backed insurgents in Iraq are using a software package, SkyGrabber, one that costs a mere $25.95, to download imagery from the much used Predator drones.Apparently, the reason SkyGrabber works on what one would think is a secure transmission is because the over-the-air transmission can't, quite obviously, be all that secure unless it is encrypted. Incredibly, it is not. Or at least, was not, as the U.S. is working on the issue, and have been for some time.In fact, the "hacking"... Read more...