DJI Drones Transmit Location Data Unencrypted For Aeroscope
Contrary to previous claims by the world’s largest drone maker, DJI drones transmit their location and ID data unencrypted. This means that anyone with knowledge of the facts can receive and read this information. DJI has since confirmed that the AeroScope signal emitted by every DJI drone is unencrypted. It is now rumored that an ‘open source AeroScope’ will soon be on the market.
What is AeroScope?
AeroScope was introduced by DJI in November 2017 in response to growing government concerns about drone flights near airports and critical infrastructure. The system consists of a receiver on the ground that can detect, track and identify nearby DJI drones. To this end, all drones that DJI has launched on the market since 2017 send a signal that includes data relating to the current position of the drone, the position of the drone pilot, and the serial number of the flight controller of the drone.
Since the introduction of AeroScope, the system has been installed in…