Drone Spam

U.S. researchers took up the Department of Homeland Security on its $1000 dare to try to hack into a military drone plane–€”and succeeded. What happens if Russian hackers get into one?

4 thoughts on “Drone Spam

  1. Russel, I don’t know if you noticed the final paragraph in that BBC article to which you provided a link :

    «But the big worry is – it also means that it wouldn’t be too hard for [a very skilled person] to work out how to un-encrypt military drones and spoof them, and that could be extremely dangerous because they could turn them on the wrong people.»

    I say not to worry ; the US military itself is doing a bang-up job (pardon the pun !) of turning military drones «on the wrong people». It scarcely requires outside aid….

    Henri

  2. It is shockingly easy to hack into anything. Doing so undetected, and without a trace of who you are is much more difficult. If the goal is overt it is simple, if it is covert, it is a very difficult task.

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