Government investigates remote hacking drones




Security company Fox-IT is investigating on behalf of the government or a device can be developed that rogue drones can remotely hack. Were security problems in the radio protocols should be laid abused.

The security company wants the government not only investigate how expensive it would be to develop the so-called Fox Drone Catcher, but also whether enough protection problems can be found in the implementations of radio protocols drones. Which should be recorded in a database which is linked to the Drone Catcher.

Breaking into machines is legally sensitive. Currently the government has no authority for this, but the government wants to change the law to make it possible. Under certain conditions the police and justice than remotely break into a so-called automated work. It is unclear whether the amendment will allow hacking drones remotely; the text of the bill is not expected until next year.

The project of Fox-IT is one of the thirteen studies of companies and organizations to prevent abuse of drones. This for example to drones prohibited goods smuggling of public order. Or disruptions The government stopped a total of two million in the studies. The organizations submitting the best research may develop a prototype.

Another company, Pilot Engineering, working as part of the same project to a device that “can be checked out of the sky” drones. This is done by the communication between the remote control and the drone interfere with a directional antenna. That antenna disturbs only the communication of the object targeted, and no other communication.

Further work the company Delft Dynamics of an unmanned helicopter drones from the air gets a schietnet. Many of the studies are aimed at the detection of drones, which is difficult, given that the drones can be by the use of plastic does not detect by radar systems. One of the participating companies, Embedded Accoustics, works therefore a ‘smart microphone “that drone sounds to detect. can


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