Can a troublemaker steal my control while in flight

If I were to buy one and someone nearby also had an iPad, could they hack it and control it with out my permision, while I was flying it my self, or is there a password u need to connect control to this device

  • Asked by John S
  • 02/12/2012
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    It will only connect to one device at a time. So someone can't "hijack" it.

    • Answered by Bob A from Charlotte
    • 06/01/2013
  • You can optionally 'pair' the drone with your phone. By default it is promiscuous, which is convenient, but you can meet your needs by pairing.

    • Answered by Alex B from West Kirby
    • 12/02/2013
  • if you mean by stealing control by they could take complete control and fly it

    not according to one comment saying there is a reset button on the aircraft.

    if you mean by stealing control by a denial of service attack then in theory yes they would need to generate the frequency in the range of 2.4 ghz and maybe even at 5 ghz and cause it to lose signal

    comments does not seem to allow links so you have to look up the following at wikipedia manually


    Electromagnetic_interference_at_2.4_GHz

    wifi

    witch would then knock out all wifi, cell phones and cordless phone devices that operate in the 2.4 to 5 ghz range and then you may have the fcc coming after you

    • Answered by Eric J from Bloomsburg
    • 15/02/2013