Researchers from cybersecurity consultancy IOActive managed to hack into home assistance robot Alpha 2, produced in China by UBTech, and turn it into a tomato-stabbing Chucky.
They simply updated the firmware of the device by accessing a USB port on the back of his head, thus controlling its functions. What’s worse, researchers found out the robot’s Android OS does not use code-signing to verify the signature when it downloads an update.
That allows for the so-called “man-in-the-middle” attacks used by hackers to install malware in the device. Read more…
Article by Gianluca Mezzofiore, Read more on http://mashable.com/2017/08/23/ubtech-alpha2-stabbing-tomato-screwdriver-robot/