Hacker drone is armed for aerial assault - household appliances manufacturer
American robot expert David Jordan
The drone was displayed at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, USA.
He said the drone is loaded with a range of software that is able to look for weaknesses in any insecure wireless network, record vulnerability information, and capture precise GPS coordinates of the target.
Hackers refer to this process as "penetration testing", usually through existing networks.
However, arming drones with software means hackers can sneak around on networks that don't intend to communicate with the outside world, so it's often less secure.
Earlier versions of hacker drones were able to pose an insecure wireless network and collect data from gullible users.
This is the first air attack model equipped with automatic hacking tools.
"Never had this ability before," Jordan told AFP . ".
Def Con, also known as DEFCON, is one of the world's largest hacker conferences held annually in Las Vegas since 1993.
This year's meeting was held in August 6. 9.
Many hackers have been in town for the Black Hat conference in the United States on August 1 --6.
One of the techniques used at the conference was "funtenna", a hacking method that could take over household appliances.