Hackers can remotely hijack enterprise, healthcare Temi robots

Robots used in hospitals and care homes to assist patients and the vulnerable can be fully hijacked by cyberattackers.

On Thursday at Black Hat USA, McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team disclosed new research into the robots, in which remotely-exploitable vulnerabilities were uncovered, potentially leading to mobile, audio, and video tampering on the hospital floor.

The robot in question is Robotemi Global’s Temi, a “personal robot” that uses a range of sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, as well as modern voice activation and mobile connectivity to perform functions including personal assistance tasks, answering Internet queries, and facilitating remote video calls.

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Source: ZDNet