Demo #3: Detecting Illicit Drone Video Filming Using Cryptanalysis

Ben Nassi, Raz Ben-Netanel (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute of Science), and Yuval Elovic (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

In this demo, we demonstrate that cryptanalysis can be used to determine whether a passing drone is used for spying, by analyzing the drone’s encrypted video channel. We also show that a spying drone can be detected when the victim is located in a house or traveling in a car, with the use of a flickering light.