Impressive display: The University of Texas team held a demonstration in New Mexico to show the Department of Homeland Security how they could take control of a drone. Image courtesy of Fox News.
One thousand dollars may not seem like a lot of money, but it was enough for a team of researchers from a Texas college to hack into and hijack a drone on a dare from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
On the cheap: The researchers built a sophisticated spoofing system for $1,000 that allowed them to mimic a signal sent to the drone’ GPS and hijack it. Image courtesy of Fox News.
The scientists led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory managed to take control of a small but powerful drone in midair through a technique called spoofing, where a signal from hackers imitates the one sent to the drone’s on-board GPS.
The hostile takeover of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) owned by the college was done before the weary eyes of DHS officials, Fox News reported.
During the experiment conducted at the University of Texas stadium, the small red drone soared into the sky following a clear set of commands entered into its computer….
Everything that Barack Obama has brought to the American people is a fluke; therefore, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Obama’s killing machines are flawed.
Furthermore, Americans should be raising hell over the fact that these drones are flying over American airspace spying on citizens.
I suspect that a rather powerful slingshot (yes? no?), AK-47, skeet shooter or any other equipment used for target practice would be equally successful.