Wi-Fi security flaws can allow drones, attackers to attack you through walls

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A drone using a widespread security flaw to detect Wi-Fi networks from within buildings has been developed by the University of Waterloo (UOW) in Canada, raising fears that similar devices are being used to carry out criminal activities.

In a press release, the university states reported (opens in new tab) on developments first published in a paper (opens in new tab) by dr. Ali Abedi, adjunct professor of computer science at UOW, and Deepak Vasisht, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, entitled “Uncooperative Wi-Fi Localization and Its Privacy Implications.”

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