DHS Loses Bet With University of Texas–Drone Hacked

The unconstitutional and oxymoronic Department of Homeland Security made a $1000 bet with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin that the security for flying drones was “unhackable” – and lost!  Full article on Sophos.  They took control of the drone with a homemade spoofer that cost $100 to build.  Fortunately, this puts a crimp in the plans of DHS to fly drones over American soil, since this technology would allow a drone to be turned into a weapon.  Darn!!  Now they won’t be able to spy on me in my backyard!!


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