A $1,000 worth of available electronics can enable anyone with the savvy to GPS spoof a Department of Homeland Security drone and take over command. While no one suggests trying it, all the present writer can say is: “F-ing Cool!” Erik Seawright writes post at Z6Mag, “Drone Hacked With Spoofing on Approval of DHS by University of Texas Researchers,” who were invited to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, to see, if they could succeed in hacking a drone? “The DHS drone was successfully hacked by UT researchers using a spoofing method they detailed in an article titled, ‘Straight Talk on Anti-Spoofing,‘ … Using the techniques warned about in the article, the UT researchers were successful in taking over control of the Department of Homeland Security drone and proving the possibility of drone hacking,” writes Seawright. The success of the UT researchers underscores clear vulnerability, it also tends to corroborate Iranian account last December of exploiting GPS link to capture a CIA drone. It’s been reported previously, the GPS vulnerability to attack has been known for nearly a decade!
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