Thursday March 03, 2016

Hacker Says He Can Hijack A $35K Police Drone A Mile Away

The good news is that this guy has already alerted the drone manufacturer and a fix is in the works for the next version of the quadcopter that it sells. The bad news is that the current crop of $35K drones are still being used out there.

At the RSA security conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, security researcher Nils Rodday will show how flaws in the security of a $30,000 to $35,000 drone’s radio connection allow him to take full control over the quadcopter with just a laptop and a cheap radio chip connected via USB.

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