UT researchers demonstrate vulnerability of civilian drones to hacking
After a dress rehearsal at Royal-Memorial Stadium, University of Texas researchers traveled to New Mexico last month and demonstrated for U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials how an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, can be commandeered by hacking into its navigation system.
“The dirty fact is it’s an open signal, and easily hacked.”
- Todd Humphreys, assistant professor in UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering
Photo: Cockrell School of Engineering