DJI fixed drone firmware flaws ahead of research revealing them
Drone giant DJI has responded to a study that revealed significant security flaws in the firmware controlling four of its models by offering assurances it had been informed of the gaps and moved to eliminate them before the German researchers behind the discovery released their findings.
As DroneDJ reported, researchers at Ruhr University Bochum’s Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security conducted experiments that ultimately permitted them to over-ride various security measures in the firmware of four popular DJI drones. One of those could allow third-party hackers to determine the exact location of pilots operating compromised UAVs, while others resulted in key elements intended for remote craft identification use by authorities being altered – including serial numbers.
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Those findings arose from the team submitting the DJI drones – a Mini 2, Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2,…