Texas Students Hack a U.S Military Drone in Midair !

Posted: July 1, 2012 in Hacks, Security, Technology
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A group of researchers from “The University of Texas” at Austin successfully nabbed the drone on a dare from the Department of Homeland Security with parts less than $1000.

Predator Drone

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.

The team warned that it is crucial that the government address this grave security concern before it goes any further with plans that would allow drones to fly over American soil.

You can read more about it here.


  1. seascapesaus says:

    ouch. glad they are being a bit pro-active. Students are obviously the go-to people!

  2. Renee says:

    wow! … freaky!

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