Wi-Fi security flaws could let drones, attackers target you through walls

A drone that leverages a widespread security flaw to detect Wi-Fi networks from inside buildings have been developed by the University of Waterloo (UOW) in Canada, raising fears about similar devices being used to conduct criminal activity.

In a press release, the university reported (opens in new tab) on developments first published in paper (opens in new tab) by Dr. Ali Abedi, adjunct professor of computer science at UOW, and Deepak Vasisht, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, titled “Non-cooperative wi-fi localization & its privacy implications”.

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