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The Hacking Team and Boeing are building a Wi-Fi hacking drone

The Hacking Team and Boeing are building a Wi-Fi hacking drone
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Hopefully you know the dangers of using public Wi-Fi at hotels, coffee shops and other places. A hacker on the same network can snoop on your Internet browsing if you aren't careful, or even slip a virus on to your computer if it's set up wrong. Learn how to stay safe on public Wi-Fi.

However, what if the hacker didn't even have to be in the same building? What if they would be miles away and high up in the air? That's the dream the Italian company The Hacking Team is pursuing.

If you haven't heard the name, The Hacking Company specializes in digital spying and sells the information it finds to governments around the world, including governments trying to silence dissidents and committing human-rights abuses.

Just recently, The Hacking Team was hacked and 400 gigabytes of its private information leaked online. That data includes not only the company's clients and history, there's also information on the security holes it uses to sneak viruses on people's computers (which is why Adobe updated Flash three times in the past few weeks), and its plans to expand its spying operation.

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