Researchers develop botnet drone that targets Wi-Fi networks

    Date09 Sep 2011
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    SkyNET measures 13x18 inches and fitted with Wi-Fi, 3G mobile data link, and Linux OS. Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have developed 'SkyNET', a stealth network that connects hosts to a botmaster through a mobile drone. Measuring 13x18 inches, the drone is fitted with Wi-Fi, 3G mobile data link, a Linux Operating System, and is programmed to scour an urban area and compromise wireless networks, mostly used at homes.

    Personal networks are the most unsecured networks on the Internet. They often contain no security controls, unpatched machines, no logging or auditing, bad password management, and typically run wireless radio with poor security.

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