DJI is launching a ‘Bug Bounty’ program, in a move that will see the company work with external consultants, hackers and security advisors to improve software security and ease concerns over data vulnerability.
Over the past couple of months, a number of security issues have been discovered in DJI’s software. These have ranged from hot patching capabilities – code that allows the Go app to be updated without the awareness of the user – to the ‘cyber vulnerabilities’ that led to the US Army grounding its DJI flights.
There have also been questions raised regarding how much data the Chinese manufacturer is gathering. After announcing a silent mode earlier this month that ensures no data is transmitted during flights, DJI has now made a second move to appease concerned pilots.
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