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Robot Problems: Research Reveals Cybersecurity Woes

In-brief: a report by the firm IOActive warns that industrial and home robots may be vulnerable to remote, software based attacks. 

Epidemic: Researchers Find Thousands of Medical Systems Exposed to Hackers

In-brief: Thousands of clinical systems are exposed to remote attacks according to researchers, who say that poorly designed and loosely configured medical devices are a major source of insecurity. 

Surgical Robots The Latest To Fall To Whitehats

In-brief: Researchers from the University of Washington demonstrated attacks against “a slew” of exploitable vulnerabilities in a surgical robot they helped develop. They included attacks that could cause “jerky motion of robot’s arms” or render the surgical robot “motionless” and “almost unusable.”