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$40 hack shows why we should never allow police drones to be armed

March 3, 2016 - Uncategorized

According to experts presenting at the RSA Conference in the US this week, Dutch police drones are vulnerable to being hacked by little more than a smidgen of knowledge and a $40 of easily obtainable parts. The researcher, Nils Rodday, says that the Xbee telemetry module fitted to the drone (that lets it communicate at a greater distance than is possible with a normal drone) is crucial in taking control of the devices. Essentially, he explains that by hacking the Wi-Fi connection of the drone’s user, he can then transmit commands to the drone so it will do pretty much whatever he wants. If…

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