2 Ways Hackers Can Hijack Quadcopters

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Design Flaws Leave Most Drones Vulnerable For Take-Over

Check out this video that demonstrates a Parrot quadcopter hijack by a malware program called MalDrone.

Despite the popularity of quadcopters these days, only a few seems to be taking into account the risks of cyber attacks.

At the recent Virus Bulletin conference in Prague, Oleg Petrovsky of HP Security Research recently detailed 2 methods that hackers can use to hijack quadcopters.  Most of these quadcopters are available as standard off-the-shelf kits on the market today.

Interestingly, these very same design flaws are being used for counter-UAV security systems, like the Falcon Shield system.


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