Industrial robots a security risk, warns IOActive

Some of the most popular industrial and domestic robot brands have various vulnerabilities that could by exploited by cyber attackers, a research paper warns

 A hacked robot can act as an insider threat in organisations, industries and homes, according to research by security consultancy IOActive.
The research report, which is a follow up to research published in March, for the first time names robot suppliers and associated vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cyber attackers.

Publication of the latest report comes just a day after CEOs from 115 technology companies signed an open letter urging governments to address their concerns over the development and use of fully autonomous weapons. This echoes the growing number of warnings given by business leaders and artificial intelligence (AI) experts on the consequences of misusing AI.

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