Iran Drone

December 21, 2011

The recent capture of an American drone by Iranian forces has been a hot news item. Interestingly, Iranian engineers are coming forward with information on how it was captured. Rather than trying to crack the encryption on the command-and-control link to the pilot, they used spoofed GPS data to force its autopilot to land in Iran, all the while thinking it was in Kandahar. Nice hack.

Nmap Bundling

December 7, 2011

Cnet’s site has apparently begun bundling toolbars and spyware with nmap and other open source tools.