Hacking Military Video Surveillance Feeds

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 17, 2009

The US military's embarrassing situation illuminates trade-offs and risks of video surveillance encryption. The Wall Street Journal released an investigative report examining how Shiite fighters in Iraq used cheap downloadable software to access video feeds from US Predator drones. You can download the software, SkyGrabber, from their website.

Interesting, as the WSJ notes, this is not technically hacking because the feeds were transmitted unencrypted via commercial satellite feeds.

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