02 July 2012

Texas students ‘hijack’ drone for $1,000 bet

On a dare, Texas college researchers hacked into and hijacked a drone of the US Homeland Security before the eyes of the officials operating it. Using a technique called 'spoofing' where a signal from hackers imitates the one sent to the drone's on-board GPS, the researchers managed to take control of a small but powerful drone in mid-air . 

And the hijacking was just for a $1,000 wager. But the incident has unnerved Homeland security officials, as the spoofing has made it possible for anyone with a $1,000 and a plan to turn a harmless UAV into a missile and crash it into a building............. 

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