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There’s a new way to take down drones, and it doesn’t involve shotguns

“Now, a researcher has demonstrated a significantly more subtle and proactive remedy that doesn’t involve shotgun blasts or after-the-fact arrests by law enforcement. It’s a radio transmitter that seizes complete control of nearby drones as they’re in mid-flight. From then on, the drones are under the full control of the person with the hijacking device. The remote control in the possession of the original operator experiences a loss of all functions, including steering, acceleration, and altitude. The hack works against any drone that communicates over DSMx, a widely used remote control protocol for operating hobbyist drones, planes, helicopters, cars, and boats.”

Source: There’s a new way to take down drones, and it doesn’t involve shotguns | Ars Technica

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