Aerial threat: why drone hacking could be bad news for the military

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly called drones, are now a fundamental part of defence force capability, from intelligence gathering to unmanned engagement in military operations. But what happens if our own technology is turned against us?

Drones are now being used in a host of applications, including agriculturemediaparcel delivery, and defence.

However, as with all IT technology, manufacturers and users may leave the digital doors unlocked. This potentially leaves opportunities for cyber-criminals and perhaps even cyber-warfare.

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    SPREAD OF SOCIALISM IN UNIVERSITIES —VERY STRONG!
    NO GUTS TO GET OUT OF PARIS!! -UN IS RULING US!
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