Why A Really Good Threat Model Matters


Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from unmanned American drone aircraft, US media reports say.

US drone

“Shia fighters are said to have used off-the-shelf software programs such as SkyGrabber to capture the footage.

The hacking was possible because the remotely flown planes have an unprotected communications link.

Obtaining such video feeds could provide insurgents with information about sites the military might be planning to target.”

I think it’s time the US Government started mandating the use of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in their application design.