LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACKHAT-- Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have captured many news headlines, simultaneously firing the imagination of entrepreneurs and generating privacy concerns among everyday citizens. Use cases vary from wars overseas and Amazon deliveries, all the way to people who claim drones are spying on them at home. Whether filming commercials, helping the police track criminals, or delivering pizzas, drones could have a significant societal impact—both good and bad. The personal privacy and security concerns are obvious, but drones represent a threat to businesses, too.
What can a drone do in the hands of a cyber criminal looking to gain access to a business network, or launch a cyber attack? The answer: a lot. Hackers can leverage drones as rogue access points (APs) to perform wireless scans, launch wireless denial of service (DoS) attacks, perform unauthorized video surveillance, or even hack into an enterprise WLAN to steal critical data, like passwords or credit card information.
Society is just beginning to understand the impact drone technology can have on everyday life – the good and bad. In a recent blog post, Fluke Networks' AirMagnet security analyst Greg Rayburn details how hackers can deploy drones to attack wireless networks and how a new feature in AirMagnet Enterprise, a leading wireless intrusion prevention and detection system (WIPs/WIDs), can detect and help block consumer drones, protecting critical data. Visit this link to read the full post in the AirWISE Community blog: http://airwise.flukenetworks.com/blog/#plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogPost&UID=408541b3-77cb-438d-8627-b3cf15d368ee&plckPostId=Blog%3a408541b3-77cb-438d-8627-b3cf15d368eePost%3a5e932be4-337c-49b1-b97f-8d7537cc7eeb&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&amc=116
Attending BlackHat this week in Las Vegas? Join Fluke Networks for a workshop today on how to defend against up-and-coming wireless attacks. Click here for more information: https://www.blackhat.com/us-14/sponsored-workshops.html#AirMagnet. Attendees can also join Fluke Networks at booth No. 1123 for Mission Impossible wireless challenges. Participants can attempt to hack into a wireless network monitored by AirMagnet Enterprise and see how the security system detects and protects against threats. To date, AirMagnet Enterprise has detected all hacking attempts by contestants in less than 20 seconds – every time.
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