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
A researcher has demonstrated how easy it is to steal high-end drones, commonly deployed by government agencies and police forces, from 2 kilometres away with the help of less than $40 worth of hardware.
The attack was developed by IBM security researcher Nils Rodday, who recently presented his findings at Black Hat Asia 2016.
Hacking the $28,463 Drone with Less than $40 of Hardware
So how do you catch rogue drones that take your sky?
With another Giant Drone, of course!
This is exactly how the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is catching unwanted and potentially dangerous drones flying over the city, according to Japan Today.
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The department is launching an anti-drone squad in order to prevent people from flying their drones overcrowded