Wednesday June 27, 2012

Texas College Hacks Government Drone

After the U.S. government challenged researchers from the University of Texas to hack its drones they found that, not only did those crazy Texans succeed, they did it for under $1,000. eek!

A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government. With just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys’ team took control of an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US Department of Homeland Security. After being challenged by his lab, the DHS dared Humphreys’ crew to hack into their drone and take command. Much to their chagrin, they did exactly that.