Week 7 – Reading6: NetCat

NetCat has been surging in popularity since 2000 among information security professionals. NetCat is unlike Nmap because this utility allows you discover, read and write data across TCP and UDP network connection. Thus giving you the ability to manipulate connections remotely. NetCat was created by Hobbit in 1995 as a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool. We can thank Hobbit for giving us a tool that can be used in infinite ways of using it to remotely prompt any node and perform such actions as hiding FTP transfers, port scanning, encryption among other uses.

I found this interesting article regarding design flaws which make drones vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Thus rendering normal (recreational) as well as weaponized drones having weaknesses, which can exploited by “drone hacking smartphones”.
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