Great! “Predator” Drones Hacked! What Next?

Acting on a $1000 bet from the Department of Homeland Security, A team at the University of Texas, Austin used a technique called “spoofing” to take control of a drone.

Unmanned drones have been used to spy on people and even kill people. If they can be taken over by anyone with the right technical knowledge, who can guarantee anyone’s safety from them?

Presumably it would not be as easy to remotely take over the operation of a flying vehicle with an actual pilot.

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