Computer Security

Apprehending Trespassing Wi-Fi Drones with Packet Spoofing

We demonstrate an economical scheme to protect no-fly-zones and private properties from trespassing drones by automatically hacking them and taking over control.

As remote-controlled drones become more accessible to the general public, some exploit these drones for acts of terrorism or fly them in private spaces, causing a nuisance. However, existing current measures either takes a passive approach towards unauthorized flying of drones, such as the implementation of no-drone-zones, or they involve expensive equipment such as jammers or heavy-duty drones. In this paper, we aim to demonstrate an economical method to apprehend Wi-Fi drones that are illegally flown, or unwanted Wi-Fi drone flying near private property.