Police Drones Can Be Hijacked From a Mile Away

Even in 2016, we still haven’t learned our lesson: Encrypt everything. If your device transmits information over a radio connection, it needs to be encrypted. Period.

Otherwise, some enterprising hacker will find a way to manipulate it — or, if you’re lucky, a security researcher. One enterprising expert recently found a way to hack a very expensive drone from more than a mile away, at minimal cost.

A professional-grade Xbee drone, but not necessarily the one hacked in this story. | Credit: AscTecA professional-grade Xbee drone, but not necessarily the one hacked in this story. | Credit: AscTec

The ingenious idea comes courtesy of Nils Rodday, an IBM security researcher based in Germany, who gave a presentation today (April 1) at the Black Hat Asia conference in

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