The best way to keep data safe is to keep it away from the Internet. This is what’s called an “air gap,” and it’s considered the most practical and effective means to keep hackers out. But the wide availability of drones makes jumping the air gap easier than ever, as Yokogawa Senior Prinicpal Tech Specialist Jeff Melrose explained at this year’s Black Hat conference.
Drones present an entirely new platform for technology, as Melrose demonstrated by opening his talk with a video featuring a drone with an attached chainsaw. As the drone sliced through the head of a snowman, it was hard to disagree.
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