Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday October 28, 2016

Hackers Are Able To Seize Control Of Consumer Drones

According to this article, not only were FTC researchers able to seize control of three off-the-shelf consumer drones, they could take over the camera feeds and turn them off mid-flight as well. How long before the bad guys start making these?

This week at the PacSec security conference in Tokyo, researchers unveiled a new device that is capable of fully commandeering radio-controlled drones by exploiting a vulnerability in the frequency-hopping systems drone makers use to obfuscate and protect their radio communication. While the device isn’t available for sale, other hackers may soon find the vulnerability too.