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How UAV forensics can reveal the identity of pilots

UAVs can be used well, but it depends on who flies them. The recent drama at Gatwick Airport in London is a real example of how even amateur drone pilots can destroy major infrastructure. Now that the suspect has been arrested and the drone has been captured, what is the next step? UAV forensics is a new field. Hidden clues are found in these popular flying gadgets

according to the New York Times, the British authorities arrested a couple suspected of flying UAVs, forcing Gatwick airport to cancel or transfer more than 1000 flights within three days before Christmas, which led to the correct application of about 1 electronic tensile testing machine fixture should be the travel interruption of 40000 people. In recent years, drones have designed to deliver contraband by transporting ribbed steel bars to prisons, hitting people during baseball games and transporting drugs at international borders, which has also caused problems around the world

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UAV is becoming an important part of the investigation. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security signed a contract with VTO labs, a digital forensics and network security company in Colorado, to study UAV forensics

vto labs CEO Steve Watson said: drones began to land where we didn't want them. They landed at government facilities and military bases; They are crossing the border

the problem faced by investigators is that there are many types of UAVs, so data extraction is very complex. This is why Watson and his team in the VTO lab, for example, drive 30 different types of drones, with prices ranging from $100 to $35000. Then the researchers separated the drones to find out the types of information hidden inside. In the UAV, the circuit board, on-board camera and chip all contain data. In addition, more information can be obtained on the controller and remotely connected devices, such as PC or UAV applications that cooperate with the pilot controller

when you appear at the crime scene, you usually don't find that all the parts are arranged neatly. Watson still says the product standard. He added that we can get data from all parts of every model we touch

the information they compile is not only valuable for homeland security; The scientific community and other government agencies are also beginning to notice. The National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST) compiled UAV images in the computer forensics reference data set, including equipment specifications and sample digital evidence. Investigators can download them for free to understand the contents of the UAV

Barbara Guttman, head of the NIST digital forensics program, explained that the drone is equipped with computers and cameras, which contain personal details about the pilot

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she told us that they may have accidentally taken pictures of themselves or their house. Drones are taking pictures - when it takes off, it may include their license plates or all kinds of things. Never underestimate the ability of people to do stupid things

Guttman explained that investigators mainly want videos from UAVs and GPS coordinates of all flight paths. For example, investigators may notice that drones often take off from the same location. In addition, the drone may have user information, such as user name or credit card details, which can link the drone to its owner. If drones do bad things, these are the reasonable objectives of the investigation. They want to know who owns it and what it does, Gutman said

according to CNN, British police are conducting forensic examination of the damaged UAV found near Gatwick airport

even if they do find a crashed UAV, it is possible to obtain data from it, even if it has been damaged, Watson said

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