He goes by the name of the “Cyber Ninja”, and Reuben Paul has now exposed the gaping holes in the security measures of millions of every day gadgets and technology devices as he successfully hacked a drone in front of a live audience during Kaspersky Lab’s Cyber Security Weekend conference.

The stunt came following the rapid growth in the number of households using Internet of Things gadgets (such as drones, baby monitors, smart appliances and connected toys). The rise in their use is fuelling fears that the technology’s lax security features will leave them exposed to the hands of criminals and result in a significant risk to privacy, data and to human life

Kaspersky Lab security experts are now calling for stricter security measures for companies developing IoT devices to ward against their vulnerabilities as there relative security features are often overlooked or even left out completely.