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Independent Security Audit Confirms Privacy and Security Benefits of Parrot FreeFlight 6 App

By Eric Van Rees - 24th September 2020 - 07:08

Parrot, the European drone group, is pleased to announce the results of an independent data-privacy and security audit of its FreeFlight 6 mobile application for the ANAFI series of drones.

The extensive audit was conducted by Bishop Fox, one of the most recognised private offensive-security professional services companies, in order to scrutinise and objectivise potential security vulnerabilities and privacy issues in the FreeFlight 6 app.

Bishop Fox’s deep assessment of the FreeFlight 6 mobile application for iOS and Android, as well as FreeFlight 6’s API web services, showed that the app delivers on Parrot’s promise of exceptional data security, protection and transparency. No user data is shared by the app unless the user explicitly chooses to share the information. The Bishop Fox team performed automated vulnerability scanning, source code review, and manual penetration testing in order to assess FreeFlight 6’s data-privacy protections and vulnerability to real-world exploits and attacks.

“No behaviours or functions were observed in the mobile applications, API web services, or source code that conflicted with the privacy policy available on the Parrot corporate website,” stated Daniel Wood, Associate VP of Consulting at Bishop Fox, in a written summary of the security and privacy audit.

“The Bishop Fox team did not discover any functions in the source code to transmit flight data to Parrot-controlled storage outside of user-approved drone flight logs. Additionally, the team did not observe any transmission of drone- or application-captured media (photos, videos, audio clips) other than user-initiated sharing to social media.”

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