Five Terminator movies have taught us nothing
You might think that after watching SkyNet battle humans through five movies and a television series, that robot manufacturers would be building in some safeguards. You would be wrong.
In a new study of leading robot manufacturers, most had serious security vulnerabilities which could allow hackers to take over and reprogram the robots to spy on their owners, cause property damage, or even attack humans.
“We have already seen accidents in industry,” said Lucas Apa, senior security consultant at at IOActive, which produced the report. So far, there’s no evidence that those accidents were caused by hackers, he said, but it might just be a matter of time.