Biz claims it’s reverse-engineered encrypted drone commands

The Register: Biz claims it’s reverse-engineered encrypted drone commands…The internet of sh*t hits the rotor Jonathan Hunter, CEO of Department 13, told The Register his company has reverse-engineered and “cracked” the signaling protocols used by the likes of Parrot, DJI and 3DR by observing the radio signals that are sent to and from the craft. Hunter said…
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Mesmer counter-UAS solution launched

Australian Defense Magazine: Mesmer counter-UAS solution launched Mesmer’s key differentiator is its ability to manipulate weaknesses in all digital radio protocols and take control of a UAS’s computer, allowing it to land safely in a defined exclusion zone. http://www.australiandefence.com.au/news/mesmer-counter-uas-solution-launched…
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Commercial launch of D13’s Mesmer technology can safely mitigate dangerous drones

nexttechstock.com: Commercial launch of D13’s Mesmer technology can safely mitigate dangerous drones One ASX-listed technology company, Department 13 (ASX: D13), is ideally positioned to capture the opportunities in the drone market and, more importantly, keep the sky safe by meeting the ‘terror drone’ threat, and mitigating the risk of damage being caused by off course recreational drones….
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Drone hacking tool launches in Australia

CIO from IDG: Drone hacking tool launches in Australia Department 13’s Mesmer platform allows users to commandeer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in mid-air. Mesmer, from the ASX-listed company Department 13, works by intercepting the digital radio signal between a drone and its pilot, before using the same communication protocols to take control “by restructuring the communication…
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Department 13 International launches flagship counter-drone product

Proactive Investors.AU: Department 13 International launches flagship counter-drone product With customer demonstrations and trials of MESMER currently underway, the company has secured global distributor agreements to support the launch. Department 13’s focus is to drive sales, both directly and through partner channels, and to establish the product as the global market leader in counter-drone technology….
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Department 13 Launches MESMER Version 1.0 Counter-Drone Solution

Drastic News: Department 13 Launches MESMER Version 1.0 Counter-Drone Solution Department 13 commercially launched its flagship counter-drone product, MESMER Version 1.0 (“MESMER”), a unique patented, low power, non-jamming, non-line of sight, non-kinetic drone mitigation solution, enabling an effective and safe method of protecting personnel and infrastructure from dangerous drones. http://drasticnews.com/2017/01/department-13-launches-mesmer-version-1-0-counter-drone-solution/…
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An Australian Company Says It Can Hijack Drones Wirelessly

Gizmodo: An Australian Company Says It Can Hijack Drones Wirelessly Drones are kinda loud and annoying, but they’re also a potential threat to public safety or privacy if they’re snooping into restricted airspace. ASX-listed Department 13, has built a system it says can monitor Wi-Fi and GPS tracking signals to detect nearby drone activity, then jump in…
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How big a threat are drones on Inauguration Day?

The Verge: How big a threat are drones on Inauguration Day? Startups, like Department 13, claim they can take control of rogue drones. This is done by tricking the drones GPS system, making the drone believe it’s properly executing its mission, while actually moving it to safe coordinates. http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/20/14335836/inauguration-day-drones-threat-bomb-security-detection-prevention…
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Media warns of inauguration drone bombing, not ‘safe’

Washington Examiner: Media warns of inauguration drone bombing, not ‘safe’ …the U.S. Secret Service has put in place several anti-drone efforts out of concern that an I-inspired “flying IED” will smash into the crowd, or worse. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-warns-of-inauguration-drone-bombing-not-safe/article/2612305…
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