DEF CON 21 - Doing Bad Things to 'Good' Security Appliances
nbodykat April 14,2015 Interesting video on the vulnerabilities of unmanned vehicles. The video gets into the type of attacks that can be done against the sensors on the unmanned vehicle. You can either do a denial attack, where the vehicle doesn't receive the information or spoofing, where you give the unmanned vehicle incorrect information. Interesting background information on unmanned vehicles with a 101 on states and how robots are always in some sort of state. There's a lot of unmanned vehicles out there and the numbers are multiplying. It's going to be attacked at some point.
dmoravalat April 15,2015 Unmanned vehicles is not future it is present. Many companies are developing many different types of them. Some will be used for transportation, oceanography, mapping, films, inspection, agriculture, etc. However, they could have breaches, back doors. Hackers could use these vulnerabilities to exploit them. I think early than later a new specialization will emerge to manage these future incidents.
gmazurat April 24,2015 Disruptive thinkers and disruptive technology will continue to push the boundaries of what robots, for the purpose of these video, unmanned vehicles can do. Unfortunately, there is a dark side of disruptive thinking. Those are the folks who will locate the vulnerabilities, exploit them and use them purposes that serve them or the organization they represent.
We cannot get past, nor should we, the humanistic aspect of robots. Humans design and build robots, but humans, no matter how intelligent or how thorough, can and will make mistakes. We've been around millions of years and have not solved that problem. Thus, from design to implementation, there will be "flaws" from design to implementation of robots, inevitably there will be failure. Unless, that is, we design Skynet :-)
DPerryat April 25,2015 Well; there's these fun ideas which are great, then there's incidents like the 2011 U.S. Drone hacked by Iran. Doesn't seem like much came of it, but even just a week ago some drones landed on the White House lawn. One of these times it's not going to be a harmless toy flying into a tree; it's going to be rigged with a brick of c4 or pipebomb. The recent idea for drones to deliver Amazon packages is fantastic on the cover; but just wait until people start stealing them or hacking them. Really could be the robot revolution; manned by the elite darkminded individuals of our society.
haygaffat September 17,2015 I hope I am not the only one that found him rather entertaining. The ideas are very forward leaning especially since I was born before cell phones and we still have tape cassettes for music. Like many of the other comments, I agree that with every good idea or invention there will be someone who will find a way to use it for harm, profit, or some other means besides the intended means. We currently use many drugs that were created to treat one illness to fight the effects of a completely different illness. Look at depression and seizures. Robots and all the uses of them to save us humans time and risk are pretty cool but at some point we, the humans, have to do some work. If there is no balance, then we run the risk of being replaced.