Hardware Hacker Demos Zombie Drone Hijacker
The SkyJack drone automatically seeks out and hijacks other nearby Parrot drones. Will this mean trouble for Amazon's planned drone delivery fleet?
Efforts to develop drones that can handle a number of routine tasks, such as restocking warehouse shelves or delivering parcels and pizza, keep garnering headlines. But what if hackers could hijack those unmanned aerial vehicles and turn them into "little zombie drones"?
In fact, that's the promise of a newly announced drone-hijacking program called SkyJack, which was developed by privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar.
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"SkyJack is a drone engineered to autonomously seek out, hack, and wirelessly take over other drones within WiFi distance, creating an army of zombie drones under your control," Kamkar said on his autonomous drone hacking project site.
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