Monday, July 10, 2017

"DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers"

An arms race between hackers and the company is earnestly underway.

On YouTube, Facebook, drone forums, and Slack groups around the internet, hackers have published instructions for altering the firmware on DJI's drones, leading to a rising number of drone pilots who have circumvented flight restrictions imposed by DJI on its products. In recent days the company has updated its software to render these hacks moot, and has started removing vulnerable versions of its firmware from its servers in an attempt to regain control of its drones.