Begun, these drone wars have. A group of college students hijacked a domestic drone with a bunch of equipment they bought from Radio Shack.
With Homeland Security watching, a group of students from the University of Texas used less than $1,000 worth of equipment from Radio Shack to control a drone. They simply made a dummy GPS controller, aimed it at the drone and took control. For those concerned about privacy, the fact that a domestic drone could so easily become a remote controlled missile or a bird spying on them, this seems pretty upsetting.
On the other hand, this shows a rough balance of power between the powers that be and regular folks. As long as these drones can be hacked by normal people, it helps keep governments honest. It’s an interesting situation, but it is full of danger.
Source Winnipeg SunFiled Under: Technology News