Security Researcher Demonstrates It's Easy to Hijack Airborne Drones

A noted security researcher says it's easy to hijack a widely-used, but poorly-secured, airborne drone using an autonomous skyjacking drone of his own.
Security and privacy researcher Samy Kamkar told eWEEK exactly how easy it is to take over a small drone while it's in flight and then turn the device to your own ends.

In effect, he says, it's not only possible to steal a drone, it's easy and cheap, especially when the system was designed without strong security features. He also said that there are things a drone user can do to prevent this from happening.