Police Drones

In order to hijack a police UAV’s controls, he said attackers can exploit either the WiFi connection between their modules and the operators’ tablets or the radio protocol between the modules and the drones themselves. Both connections are rather weak and can easily be cracked. Those with truly malicious intent could exploit the flaws to […]

A Concord man has been arrested after police say he purposely flew a drone near a police helicopter. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a helicopter pilot had to abruptly alter his flight path at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday to avoid a midair collision with a drone. Police arrested 26-year-old Christopher Baucom on charges including interference with manned […]

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 […]

Black Hat Asia IBM security guy Nils Rodday says thieves can hijack expensive professional drones used widely across the law enforcement, emergency, and private sectors thanks to absent encryption in on-board chips. Rodday says the €25,000 (US$28,463, £19,816, AU$37,048) quadcopters can be hijacked with less than $40 of hardware, and some basic knowledge of radio […]

Police work at Cornerstone Rescue Mission after Earl Hicks shot several times and wounded one person there around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28. Hicks was then shot and killed by a Rapid City Police officer.  … read more at: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/drone-flown-over-shooting-scene-draws-ire-of-police/article_7ecb2b39-29cb-5cb7-8062-fa62be0a463b.html

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Q. Recently, all southbound DVP lanes were closed for four hours after someone jumped from an overhead bridge. In another case, a motorcycle crash closed the Gardiner Expressway for six hours. Why? One was obviously self-inflicted and the other a single-vehicle crash. A. Eric Lai replies: Rather than make assumptions, police must determine — based […]

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Sunday, March 27 At 1:25 a.m., there was a report of a car with a loud exhaust going up and down Arnold Avenue. At 9:30 a.m., there was a report of a pickpocket at a store on Walkers Brook Drive. A cellphone, ID, and cash were reported stolen. At 4:22 p.m., there was a report […]

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NSW Police’s special services group is tinkering with drone technology as it considers a force-wide capability of up to 100 machines controlled by 60 trained pilots. Starting from a $66,000 grant to train seven pilots and buy a bunch of test systems, chief inspector Stefan Kent has stood up a “small” rotor wing capability within the […]

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As the rise of hobbyists’ cheap quadcopter drones freaks out the FAA and the Secret Service, it’s easy to forget that the government itself is putting another tier of much-less-cheap UAVs into service for first responders, cops, and the military. And now a security researcher has shown that at least one model of those government-ready […]

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A Concord man has been arrested after police say he purposely flew a drone near a police helicopter. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a helicopter pilot had to abruptly alter his flight path at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday to avoid a midair collision with a drone. Police arrested 26-year-old Christopher Baucom on charges including interference with manned […]

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