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EI1638

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Droning on
« on: July 21, 2016, 23:24:29 PM »
This arrived in my inbox in work.

http://releases.jhu.edu/2016/06/08/johns-hopkins-team-makes-hobby-drones-crash-to-expose-design-flaws/

The gist of it is that in general drone software is not designed with any security features and the right (or wrong) people can exploit this lack of security for nefarious purposes, much like computer virus's or the infamous 'stux' worm that shut down certain nuclear establishments.

In general it's related to the general unease in many quarters about the 'internet of things' that is supposedly coming our way.
Given the way that our RC models are controlled I'm not sure this has any relevance to us directly, but for the more computer/tablet controlled end of things the implications could be significant, and doubtless we will get tarred with the same brush (again).