Snoopy intercepts Wi-Fi signals when mobile devices try to find a network connection. London researchers have been testing the drone and plan to debut it at the Black Hat Asia cybersecurity conference in Singapore next week. Snoopy-equipped drones can aid in identity theft and pose a security threat to mobile device users.
Despite its capabilities, the drone software project was built to raise awareness and show consumers how vulnerable their data is to theft, Glenn Wilkinson, a Sensepost security researcher and Snoopy’s co-creator, told CNN Money.
Good reminder to keep your Wifi and Bluetooth turned off when not planning to connect to a network.