Report: Drones vulnerable to hacking

Unmanned drones are vulnerable to computer hacking that could allow outside force to control them, according to a Fox News report.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have built and successfully used a device called a “spoofer” that re-directs a drone’s GPS navigation to make it crash into a target.

A similar use of GPS manipulation may have caused a U.S. drone to crash in Iran last December.

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This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

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