How Can Drones Be Hacked? Let Us Count the Ways

As drone popularity has soared, hackers have found ways to take control of the new technology in midflight, scientists have found.

A computer security team at Johns Hopkins University has found multiple ways to gain control of the small flying machines. Their research has raised concerns over the security of drones, especially as sales have continued to rise.

Despite its relatively recent introduction to the public, drone sales have tripled in the last year, according to Fortune. From hobby drones flown forfun or aerial photography, to commercial drones used to monitor crops or deliver packages, the unmanned aerial vehicles have already found their place in the market, analysts say … MORE

Live Science | June 10, 2016

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