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Gps Hijacking Catches Feds, Drone Makers Off Guard

Texas Adaptive Flight Hornet Mini

The University of Texas Radionavigation Laboratory drone, an Adaptive Flight Hornet Mini.

Credit: Todd Humphreys

On June 19, when University of Texas researchers successfully hijacked a drone by "spoofing" it— giving it bad GPS coordinates–they showed the Department of Homeland Security how civilian drones could fall into the wrong hands, exposing a potentially serious security flaw.

From Wired
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