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Robots & Privacy

We were delighted to welcome Yoshi Kohno of the University of Washington to discuss his work on the privacy and security vulnerabilities of household robots.  Not only is it relatively easy to tap into the cameras and microphones of some commercially available robots, but the attacker could move the robot to what he wants to see and use multiple robots to coordinate an attack.   Dr. Kohno and his colleagues, including PhD candidate Tamara Denning, recommend encryption and other design improvements as well as education.  Event details here.   You can download the paper here (requires sign up).  This event was co-sponsored by our friends at SLATA and the Center for Law & the Biosciences and also covered the privacy and security of embedded medical devices.

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