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 Shieldsystem.