Tello Drone this product meets our minimum security standards
DJI Ryze $99

Tello Drone

Review Date 10/23/19

This affordable little drone is designed to be a super fun entry-level drone for kids big and small. It takes low-end HD video and pictures. You can control it with an app on your phone. It flies for about 13-minutes on one battery charge. And it even lets you toss it in the air to get the drone party started. Just one thing, it has some known security issues, which kinda takes some of the fun out of it.

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Overall Security Rating
5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
The drone uses WiFi to communicate with the remote controller and traffic is authenticated and encrypted using strong encryption.
Security updates
Yes
Ryze pushes firmware updates to users, and they can choose whether to install them or not.
Strong password
Yes
The drone comes with a generic password and then prompts the user to create a unique, strong password.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
DJI has a bug bounty program that covers the Tello drone, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: Yes | App: No
Microphone
Device: Yes | App: No
Tracks Location
Device: Yes | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
DJI/Ryze can use aggregated, de-identified data for marketing or business purposes. This means that DJI/Ryze strips your data of personal information and then pools it with other user data.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
No
DJI and Ryze's privacy policies are written in complex legal language, which may not be accessible to a consumers.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

DJI drones have been easily hacked in the past. There's even an active community around hacking the video protocols used by the Tello. For instance, a hacker can easily view streaming video being sent from the drone to the ground station. In 2017, the US Military even issued a ban on using this company's drones for military purposes. Owning an insecure flying camera could present some problems for civilians too, so buyer beware.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (818) 235 0789
Live Chat None
Twitter DJIGlobal