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Well it is a lot less worrying then having the government/army/agencies in control of them.
Originally posted by couldbeanyone
reply to post by GoldenRuled
nice. so now we have to worry about random hackers and secret groups hijacking drones. you figure with all this technology, they could at least make it a little more secure. it's to the point where we don't really know who the bad guys are anymore
Originally posted by SickeningTruths
Nice.. Well for those who didn't click the link.. here is how they did it..
"They managed to do it through spoofing, a technique where a signal from hackers pretends to be the same as one sent to the drone's GPS."
Researchers use spoofing to 'hack' into a flying drone
Todd Humphreys and his colleagues from the Radionavigation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin hacked the GPS system of a drone belonging to the university.
They demonstrated the technique to DHS officials, using a mini helicopter drone, flown over a stadium in Austin, said Fox News, who broke the story.
....The spoofed drone used an unencrypted GPS signal, which is normally used by civilian planes, says Noel Sharkey, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.
"It's easy to spoof an unencrypted drone. Anybody technically skilled could do this - it would cost them some £700 for the equipment and that's it," he told BBC News.