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.