BBC: Researchers Use Spoofing to ‘Hack’ Into a Flying Drone, June 2012

“American researchers took control of a flying drone by hacking into its GPS system – acting on a $1,000 (£640) dare from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A University of Texas at Austin team used “spoofing” – a technique where the drone mistakes the signal from hackers for the one sent from GPS satellites. The same method may have been used to bring down a US drone in Iran in 2011. Analysts say that the demo shows the potential danger of using drones.”

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