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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hacking Robots Before Skynet

By Cesar Cerrudo (@cesarcer) and Lucas Apa (@lucasapa)
Robots are going mainstream in both private and public sectors - on military missions, performing surgery, building skyscrapers, assisting customers at stores, as healthcare attendants, as business assistants, and interacting closely with our families in a myriad of ways. Robots are already showing up in many of these roles today, and in the coming years they will become an ever more prominent part of our home and business lives. But similar to other new technologies, recent IOActive research has found robotic technologies to be highly insecure in a variety of ways that could pose serious threats to the people and organizations they operate in and around.