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Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 8:26
Researchers use spoofing to 'hack' into a flying drone
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American researchers took control of a flying drone by "hacking" into its GPS system - acting on a $1,000 dare from the US Department of Homeland Security.

A University of Texas at Austin team used "spoofing" - a technique where the drone mistakes the signal from hackers for the one sent from GPS satellites.

The same method may have been used to bring down a US drone in Iran in 2011.

Analysts say that the demo shows the potential danger of using drones.

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