Ransomware for robots is the next big security nightmare

Ransomware has long been a headache for PC and smartphone users, but in the future, it could be robots that stop working unless a ransom is paid. Researchers at security company IOActive have shown how they managed to hack the humanoid NAO robot made by Softbank and infect one with custom-built ransomware. The researchers said the same attack […]

Ensuring security in an increasingly complex world

Read Ed Jones’ article on how artificial intelligence and robots can be trusted to handle cyber security in todays world on Microsoft Blog : The world of cyber security is becoming increasingly more difficult for businesses looking to protect their assets. Attacks are becoming more sophisticated, with cyber criminals making use of ever advancing technologies. […]

Can robots replace hackers? It’s only a matter of time

In the age of robotics and wearables, it is not hard to imagine a situation where the software is itself the hacker-malicious and unmalicious. But how close are we to the future where we have no human hackers? The US military’s research arm, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), believes that there is a possibility […]

Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trouble

OK, so the robot apocalypse probably won’t happen any time soon, but the new robot sentries guarding Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus seem like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie. According to ExtremeTech, each of the K5 security guard robots from robotics company Knightscope stands 5 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds, so you […]