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By SecureWorld News Team
Tue | Sep 12, 2017 | 11:29 AM PDT

Robots wouldn't do that right?

Graham Cluley explains:

Dr Nick Patterson, of Deakin University in Australia, has been widely quoted in the British tabloid press warning about - as the Daily Star puts it - the risk of "ultra-realistic sex robots being used by warped hackers to attack humans":

"Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices. Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds, and very strong. Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot. The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots! Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage."

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