Texas Scientists Hack Drone Using Less Than $1,000
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Much to the displeasure of the masses, unmanned flying drones are quite popular with the US Department of Homeland Security
and the number of drones in use in United States airspace is only going to increase. If you’re one of the few who don’t mind the idea, the latest story in drone vulnerability might change your mind. For less than $1,000, scientists at a college in Austin, Texas were able to build a device that “spoofed” the GPS system on board a DHS drone, effectively giving them control of the government equipment.
This was done because of a dare put out by the DHS, who didn’t believe that the scientists could do it. They were obviously wrong.
By 2020, it’s expected that tens of thousands of drones could be zipping around the country, and the scientists in Austin have proven just how easy and affordable hijacking one of them could be.