'Drone Spoofing' National Security Concern

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Drone spoofing, the ability of a hacker to take over a drone and tell it what to do, is a growing concern today with drones becoming more commonplace in America's skies.

University of Texas researchers were able to hack into a drone's GPS system and guide it wherever they want to go.

Congress voted in February to open up US  skies broadly to drones by 2015, yet no one including the chairman, knew about this potential of 'spoofing'.

Two hundred drones are currently flying in US skies, but within five to ten years that number could be 30,000 and could be doing everything from taking aerial photographs to delivering packages for fedex.

 

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