After seeing how this drone can hack your phone WiFi you may want to turn off WiFi on your device. There are so many alarming things I learned in this video. Not the least of which was the only way to protect yourself is to turn off WiFi when you leave the house. Heck, maybe I should turn off WiFi altogether, as this could happen in my own home.
What You Just Saw
In this video, Glenn Wilkinson, an ethical hacker installed snooping technology on a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to grab cell phone information. This technology has been used on cell phones and laptops. One day, it can be installed in a larger aircraft, like a helicopter or small planes. The device can see your username, passwords, credit card information, and in some cases, your home address.
Snoopy is a Mean Mean Dog
The tech on the drone is called Snoopy. This software automates the job of a hacker to grab your personal information. Most people leave WiFi on their phone because of the convenience of auto-logging you into your known networks. It also saves on cell phone data plans. But it does so at the price of security because your phone is broadcasting to the world. When your phone is broadcasting it’s trusted network names, the Snoopy software takes on the identity of one of those trusted network names. Then, your phone connect to it. Once it’s connected, your phone apps and email automatically log into their accounts (using usernames and passwords) to get updates. This is when Snoopy captures that information. The only way to truly protect yourself is by turning off WiFi on your mobile device.
What To Do To Stop Drones That Can Hack Phone WiFi
The only real solution is to, turn off your WiFi when you leave your house. This includes any mobile device, including but not limited to iPods, tablets, laptops, and cell phones.