You Can Hijack Nearly Any Drone Mid-flight Using This Tiny Gadget


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Now you can hijack nearly any drone mid-flight just by using a tiny gadget.Security researcher Jonathan Andersson has devised a small hardware, dubbed Icarus, that can hijack a variety of popular drones mid-flight, allowing attackers to lock the owner out and give them complete control over the device.

Andersson, who is the manager of Trend Micro’s TippingPoint DVLab division, demonstrated this new hack at this year’s PacSec security conference in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

Besides Drones, the new gadget has the capability of fully hijacking a wide variety of radio-controlled devices, including helicopters, cars, boats and other remote control gears that run over the most popular wireless transmission control protocol called DSMx.DSMx is a protocol used to facilitate communication between radio controllers and devices, including drones, helicopters, and cars.Read more…

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