Skip to comments.Texas Students Hijack a U.S. Government Drone in Midair
Posted on 06/30/2012 3:44:32 AM PDT by 6SJ7
The U.S. government, understandably, doesn't want its drone technology to fall out of the sky and into other peoples' laps. But being able to hijack a drone and control it? That's even worse. And a team of researchers has done it for 1,000 bucks.
The University of Texas at Austin team successfully nabbed the drone on a dare from the Department of Homeland Security. They managed to do it through spoofing, a technique where a signal from hackers pretends to be the same as one sent to the drone's GPS.
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Must have taken their cue from the Iranians.
America needs a spoof device freely available at Radio Shack, to ensure that the Federal Government leaves the privacy of THE PEOPLE intact.
Drones should only be used in war abroad, outside the USA.
This is the best news I’ve heard all week.
And hackers will hijack the IRS penalty collection from Americans and will redistribute the funds to worthwhile charities.
They still think they are superior, they still think they can govern America like a third world country.
Guess what baby, you just kicked over the alarm clock and woke up the baby, and that kids pretty darn smart.
You won’t see this in Britain, Australia, Italy or even China.
But it WILL happen in America.
may all their drones fall from the sky or be flown back into their faces.
It would be nice if this caught on and more hackers started seizing and destroying ANY “drones” used for random surveillance of American citizens by the NAZIs in Homeland Security.
Muchas Gracias Jorge El Segundo!!!!
I am not sure that you could, even in principle, “hijack” a drone by spoofing GPS. You could confuse it, yes. Military GPS have antispoofing and antijam capabilities and I doubt that you could spoof them for anything like a thousand bucks. A truly robust navigation system would have inertial navigation as a fall back, and could either continue its mission or RTB when faced with interruption of the GPS signal.
He.. he.. he... he... he... keep up the good work the elitists need to know they are as dumb as they look.
I have no doubts a drone can be hijacked, necessity is the mother of invention.
It was a necessity to hijack a drone, some very smart people did so.
Now if only we had the same smartness across America to bring down Obamacaretax.
The problem with your theory is that it didn’t know it was being spoofed to begin with. Now it will take years of research, endless government grants and how many acts of Congress to find out how they did it before they can actually be allowed to fix it. Re; the government study of the study to study the studies on the validity of studies? Reading the original story, they were able to totally take over the thing.
I would rather use their drones against other drones, or as intel devices “duh” against the Feds, possibly to scout internment camps? Moslem mosques?
No way I would destroy a strategic asset if I can take command over it, thats just common sense.
THAT WOULD BE THE ROBERTS/OBAMA COMMUNIST CABAL ACT OF 2012.
I doubt you need to waste the AP on a drone.
You know I just had an image of a scene from Terminator Salvation, where they block the transmissions of the Cyberdyne devices and use them against Skynet.
“Cool, my own Terminator!”
Don’t you just love it when the Gubmint experts think they have perfected a plan, only to have a bunch of outsiders show them up?
And for cheap, too!
“may all their drones fall from the sky or be flown back into their faces.”
They are not going to say how they really hacked it in a public article and you can expect some misinformation. But we know they can be hacked and controlled.