Drones - Countering Criminal Usage

Tri, Quad, Hexa and Octocopters. Multi-rotor micro copters are so numerous and advanced, that they are in use by criminal elements for various purposes. Their utility will expand along with criminal creativity. Imagine our government’s “official” uses:

Gathering information from hacking into private WiFi networks Spoofing cell towers to snoop on cell phone conversations and text exchanges Spying on private on-goings Listening in via microphone Assaulting with lights, tazers, guns and flash-bang grenades Starting fires Illuminating dark areas Infiltrating buildings,

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From JohnGaltFLA - Drones and More

JohnGaltFLA, a site I discovered about 15 minutes ago, has an article called Obama’s SS is Here Now. The author says he doesn’t go down the rat hole of “black helicopters”, and stays away from discussions that tend to flow toward the ridiculous. But, he then goes on to talk about certain events, with supporting evidence, that have a certain magnetism.

Near the end, he gets into discussions about large and micro drones. The “ShadowHawk” killbot caught my attention, since

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The Drone Wars - Data Thieves

In others articles we’ve published, we shared with you the existence of data-stealing technology mounted on drones. The most common of all communications methods used at fixed locations is a WiFi network. With specialized equipment, Data Thieving Drones can hack into your communications stream and see all that you see. Add to that, Persistent Perch capability, and a network spook can nab your bits and bytes for a very long length of time.

Defending against these things is a wide

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Data-Thieving Drones

And you thought only the NSA was snooping at your window. Forget, for the moment, the

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drone /UAV aspect of this story. Consider that the technology for hacking your Wi-Fi network exists in great abundance, and data-thieves everywhere would love to get a peek at your network data streams. Imagine a world where the guy a few booths over inside your favorite coffee hangout is a thief. His pal behind you, too. It isn’t enough that

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Defending Against Drones

Got a wild hair tonight, and decided I’d do a quick and filthy search on drone defense techniques. A lot of links came up, and here are a few of them for your review. Some have nothing to do with conducting counter measures work against infiltrators and criminals, but they include interesting thoughts nonetheless.

So, in no particular order of interest or importance….

Stealth Hoodies – Personal Thermal Masking. http://ahprojects.com/projects/stealth-wear Interrupting Information collection. http://www.drone-defense.com/ Spy vs. Spy? http://www.fluther.com/156018/is-there-a-defense-against-drone-attacks/ The AP

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Persistent Drones

What if a drone had the ability to go “into the wild”, and stay there for years? Imagine a autonomous drone that could gather power on its own, and continue its mission without resupply for very long periods of time.

An article I read this morning shows that this is not only possible, but probable, if not already in place. The same technology that allows you to charge your iPod by placing in on an innocuous mat, or recharge your

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A Brief History of Drones, by John Sifton

Here is an article published in Feb 2012, just over a year ago. It makes for good reading.

http://www.thenation.com/article/166124/brief-history-drones

It was ten years ago this month, on February 4, 2002, that the CIA first used an unmanned Predator drone in a targeted killing. The strike was in Paktia province in Afghanistan, near the city of Khost. The intended target was Osama bin Laden, or at least someone in the CIA had thought so. Donald Rumsfeld later explained, using the passive

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4" Spy Drone

From news.sky.com

“They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.

The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, measuring just 10cm (4 ins) by 2.5cm (1 inch), and is equipped with a tiny camera.”

From SkyNews comes an article describing the deployment of a small camera equipped drone with live video capability.

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