Nowadays, people are mostly depend on the household appliances, especially the household robots to perform the daily tasks, such as communication, entertainment and so on. However, they’re mostly ignored their own security and privacy, by key-in the confidential information into the household robots without further supervision.
Believe it or not, some people or strangers would take the chance to stole our important personal details, by simply wireless remote the household robots from a distance!
Tadayoshi Kohno, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at University of Washington said that a lot of attention has been paid to robots becoming more intelligent. Sometimes, it leads the household robots turning into the evil!
He mentioned that some bad people might use the household robots to do bad things. Furthermore, he also identified the scenarios that a robot might physically harm its owner, when the hackers are controlling them. He believed that the risks of being attacked by household robots is definitely a few times higher than nowadays, especially when the robots become more widespread in the near future!
It’s the right time to start addressing household robots’ security and privacy, before it turns into a chaos to human race. [sciencedaily]