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Factory Robots Are Easy to Hack, Researchers Show
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 02:17:01 AM »
Factory Robots Are Easy to Hack, Researchers Show
4 May 2017, 1:10 am

In perhaps one of the scariest findings in recent months, researchers have discovered that factory robots can easily be hacked. This, of course, could have grave effects on entire industries and pose safety issues. 

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found that numerous factory robots have a weak network security, using simple combinations of username and passwords that couldn't even be changed; others didn't even need a password. Imagine having an email account that didn't need a password and then expands the implications of that on your personal security to robots that build cars and bikes and so on. 

Trend Micro looked at robots from several firms: ABB, Fanuc, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, and Yaskawa. The research paper indicates that not only do these have poor network security, but they aren't faring much better when it comes to software protection. Some, the researchers said, even ... (read more)

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