Threat From Above: How to Stop Hostile Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles — or “drones” as these flying objects more commonly are known — pose a growing danger, cybersecurity expert Kevin Townsend recently warned in a guest post for Avast.

The drone category is broad — it includes toys for hobbyists, tools for commerce, and devices used for a variety of military purposes. They range in size from massive military drones that can be equipped with 500-pound laser-guided bombs and Hellfire missiles, to small hobbyist devices that carry little more than a camera.

Drones are dangerous not only because they can be controlled remotely, but also because they can be operated with little human intervention. When used with even a simple computer, a drone can be programmed to enter “enemy” airspace and conduct an attack … | Oct. 24, 2019

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