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 […]

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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 […]

French Police in Paris have launched a bidding process for surveillance drones ahead of this summer’s European Championships. Unlike the bomb-carrying drones used by US and British military in the Middle East, these drones will be small machines of a maximum weight of 10kg which will use six propellers to stay aloft. According to the Prefecture’s contract outline, the […]

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Steve Marcus Christopher Aaron, center, a former counterterrorism officer for the CIA’s drone program, gets a hug from Jesselyn Radack, director of the Whistleblower Resource Protection Program, after speaking on drone warfare Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Cian Westmoreland, a former drone program communications technician, applauds at left. By […]

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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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Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders says his rival Hillary Clinton “obviously” poses a greater risk of getting the U.S. involved in a conflict like the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but says he too is “absolutely prepared to use force.” INTERVIEW: Kshama Sawant on Trump, Bernie and Building Socialism in the US In an interview with […]

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CHANDLER, AZ – The manager of a drone store in Chandler hopes video surveillance helps catch a crook who broke into the store. The video shows someone shattering the front glass door at Drones Plus and then pilfering the store for electronics. “It’s frustrating,” said Cory Burright, the manager. The break-in happened at approximately 5 […]

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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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Is the CIA’s targeted killing campaign the “most precise and effective application of firepower in the history of armed conflict”? Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the CIA and the NSA, argued exactly that in The New York Times earlier this year. While Hayden might be right, he elides a number of significant […]

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