“Some frightening scenarios that have unfolded suggest it’s just a matter of time before dangers…”

“Some frightening scenarios that have unfolded suggest it’s just a matter of time before dangers mount. For example, in January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency reported that drug traffickers hacked the GPS of U.S. border patrol drones to make it possible for them to cross the border with Mexico illegally and avoid surveillance. (DHS didn’t respond to our request for comment.) Back in 2011, Iran was said to have hacked a CIA spy drone and forced it into a soft landing to probe the aircraft’s contents. In another twist, drones can not only be hacked but also be used to do the hacking: A group of researchers at iTrust, a research center at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, recently developed a drone that can fly up to office buildings and hack printers, sending sensitive information directly to the drone.”

- The Next Great Threat From Hackers: Drones? | Fast Forward | OZY
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