Independent security audit puts Parrot’s FreeFlight 6 app to the test


European drone group Parrot has allowed its FreeFlight 6 app to undergo a series of privacy and security tests in order to gauge any potential security vulnerabilities.

The app is designed for use with the ANAFI drone series, helping users pilot their drones safely and with ease.

Now, it has undergone tests by Bishop Fox, which is described as a private offensive-security professional services company.

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Bishop Fox concluded that the app delivers on Parrot’s promise of exceptional data security, protection and transparency.

The tests covered many aspects of web safety. Bishop Fox could not gain unauthorised access to any user data, for example, and found that user data was deleted upon request.

“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.

“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,” he continued. “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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