Is that a drone hovering near your property line? Drew Porter’s pocket-size radio device for compromising entire smart homes can be effective three or more blocks away from a target. This means that if a burglar can’t physically approach your house because of a camera or an alarm, they can still fly a signal-jamming device into your neighborhood, using an off-the-shelf drone, to switch things off from afar. Drone attacks on the suburbs are already considered enough of a threat that UAV-detection systems can be installed to listen for the telltale whir of tiny rotors.
July 4, 2015