Breaking Baxter: 50 Bugs Show Robots Might Be Super Vulnerable To Cyberattack

Thomas Fox-Brewster reports:

Are the human gods creating our future robot overlords bestowing their creations with solid cybersecurity? A pair of hackers think not.

The researchers, from security consultancy IOActive, claimed Wednesday to have found a whopping 50 vulnerabilities across components of major home and industrial robots. If exploited, those weaknesses could allow remote control of the machines or reprogramming of their functions, whilst possibly leaking their data, the researchers said. And they believe there’s worse to come, as their hacks have only gone skin deep thus far.

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