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New method to detect illicit drone filming developed

In a new paper, 'Game of Drones -- Detecting Captured Target from an Encrypted Video Stream,' the researchers demonstrate techniques for detecting if a targeted subject or house is being recorded by a drone camera.

They used smart film placed on a window and entered a few software commands on a laptop to access the encrypted video the drone operator sees, called the FPV channel.

This enabled the researchers to demonstrate how they detect that a neighbor is using a DJI Mavic drone to capture images of his own home and then illicitly stream video of his neighbor's house, as well.

In a second outdoor test, researchers demonstrate how an LED strip attached to a person wearing a white shirt can be used to detect targeted drone activity.

'This research shatters the commonly held belief that using encryption to secure the FPV channel prevents someone from knowing they are being tracked,' Nassi says.

"Game of Drones": Detecting Illicit Drone Video Filming

The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study published by cybersecurity researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Weizmann Institute of Science.

They used smart film placed on a window and entered a few software commands on a laptop to access the encrypted video the drone operator sees, called the FPV channel.

This enabled the researchers to demonstrate how they detect that a neighbor is using a DJI Mavic drone to capture images of his own home and then illicitly stream video of his neighbor's house, as well.

In a second outdoor test, researchers demonstrate how an LED strip attached to a person wearing a white shirt can be used to detect targeted drone activity.

'This research shatters the commonly held belief that using encryption to secure the FPV channel prevents someone from knowing they are being tracked,' Nassi says.

'The secret behind our method is to force controlled physical changes to the captured target that influence the bitrate (data) transmitted on the FPV channel.'

First Technique to Detect Illicit Drone Video Filming Demonstrated by BGU and Weizmann Institute Researchers

The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study published by BGU and Weizmann Institute of Science cyber security researchers.

"The beauty of this research is that someone using only a laptop and an object that flickers can detect if someone is using a drone to spy on them,"

They used smart film placed on a window and entered a few software commands on a laptop to access the encrypted video the drone operator sees, called the FPV channel.

This enabled the researchers to demonstrate how they detect that a neighbor is using a DJI Mavic drone to capture images of his own home and then illicitly stream video of his neighbor's house, as well.

In a second outdoor test, researchers demonstrate how an LED strip attached to a person wearing a white shirt can be used to detect targeted drone activity.

First method to detect illicit drone filming developed

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A group of security researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Weizmann Institute of Science have developed techniques that can determine if someone is using a drone to illicitly film someone.

'The beauty of this research is that someone using only a laptop and an object that flickers can detect if someone is using a drone to spy on them,' BGU researcher Ben Nassi said in the release.

Once they had access to that feed, they used a blinking smart film over a window to create a physical stimulus that impacted the bitrate of the traffic, the release said.

'This research shatters the commonly held belief that using encryption to secure the FPV channel prevents someone from knowing they are being tracked,' Nassi said in the release.

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