At this point of time, most of
smartphones are loaded with an
important function that requires
WiFi service to be activated. Taking
advantage of this, Hackers of London
have created a drone that is
proficient in taking data consists of
locations and passwords directly
from your smartphone.

The drone uses a codename “Snoopy”
that targets busy city streets and
specific phones switched on while
using the WiFi settings and it is also
an advantage for the drone that it
uses the common smartphone
features and thus, it continuously
searches for the networks that are
already approved and accessed by a

The developer of Snoopy, Glenn
Wilkinson said in a report of CNN
that whenever users will connect
their smartphones to Snoopy, they
will be shouting and noisily. There
shouting would be like this, are you
there Starbucks? Are you there

Onboard software of snoopy then
tries to be a part of the networks that
are approved and connects to more
than one secured devices at a time,
acting as different networks. After
connecting to the quadcopter, Snoopy
seizes each transmission sent or
received by a phone.

After stopping the individual media
access control address of a phone,
Snoopy is capable of seeing and
recording data of sensitive nature
such as location, username,
passwords or even information
about credit card that is more often
accessed by accounts or websites.
“I can have a look at all of your traffic
after your phone connects to me, “said
by Wilkinson.” I’ve gone through the
situation where somebody is searching for
‘Bank X’ cooperate Wi-Fi. In this way, we
can be informed that that the concerned
person is working at the bank. ”
While giving an interview to CNN,
Snoopy revealed multiple users of
smartphones about how they were
attacked by the drone, and within
the space of an hour gathered the
sensitive information and real time
GPS location of about 150
smartphones. It also collected their
Yahoo, Amazon and PayPal accounts
created for testing purpose.
Daniel Cuthbert and Wilkinson, both
belong to SensePost Information
security a London based company
developed Snoopy, have a plan of
presenting their achievements at the
cybersecurity conference named as
Black Hat Asia which to be held in
Singapore at 25th March.

Like lots of other companies of
information security, SensePost
completed a test to show the weak
points of the technology that we use
on daily basis. It is an important
research that is being considered as
very helpful in preventing the attack
of drones permission for the side of
the user before entering into a
network. It is needed that this
function must certainly be switched
on after the research of SensePost.

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