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This week, there was a new story about drones shutting down an airport.

Is this the future? Is it something they can protect against? Drone blocking tech?
 
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Bruce Schneier commented on this, the salient quote being:


There are a lot of similar security situations, in which the cost to attack is vastly cheaper than 1) the damage caused by the attack, and 2) the cost to defend.

 
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It does mean that if they ever find out who flew the drones, the damages would bankrupt them.
It is only a matter of time before somebody tries it in a country with a “climate” warmer than ours, and the shotguns mentioned are used on a target other than the drone.
 
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It does mean that if they ever find out who flew the drones


It seems they did: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-drones-gatwick/police-arrest-man-and-woman-over-gatwick-drone-disruption-idUKKCN1OL06H
 
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Tim Moores wrote:. . . It seems they did: . . .

If the court finds them guilty, they can get up to five years as a Guest of Her Majesty's.
 
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And who pay the losses sf closed airport and above all who pays the malaise of ten of thousands of people? That was a serious issue and an idea for ISIS war hope security prepare to cope with those issues; time ago i read about different technologies to shut down drones i liked one the used radio waves why they took all that time to apply military tech i heard from Tv news?)  
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:... and the shotguns mentioned are used on a target other than the drone.



Was it shotguns they had in mind? That word was never mentioned in the news reports I read, which only remarked on the risks caused by stray bullets. I would have thought that stray shotgun pellets wouldn't be too dangerous, especially out in the middle of an airfield. But, people who actually know something about guns, please jump in and correct me.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:Was it shotguns they had in mind?


This BBC News article has a graphic showing using a net gun or sniper rifle.  I like the idea of trained eagles to swooping-in and grabbing the drones.

 
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Tim Moores wrote:Seems they got the wrong folks: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-drones-gatwick-release/uk-police-release-two-people-arrested-in-gatwick-drone-investigation-idUSKCN1OM0A0?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews


If that's not a colossal joke thought by a sick "politician" mind to divert the focus of masses on their everyday problems reminds me past attempts made by ethical hackers to organizations to to highlight holes in their security measures. If that would be the case someone just showed a hole and hope who's responsible already took the countermeasures.
If that facts are happened in GB and GB have problems to cope with i can't imagine what can be an analog situation in Sud Europe(notably miss system).
Maybe is the case to adopt the analogy of agile methodologies in those fields too because bureaucracy is great enemy of moving in a fast and efficient manner?
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:. . . risks caused by stray bullets. . . .

Not certain, but I think the projectiles from a rifled gun are designed to maintain their momentum against air resistance, which shotgun pellets being smaller and round suffer more from. So a rifle projectile can go up and come down again fast enough to be dangerous, whereas shotgun pellets would lose their speed.
I am not sure whether it is accurate to call projectiles bullets; bullets ought to be spherical too. As fired from a musket.
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