Researchers remotely hack an industrial robot and manipulate its commands


As serious concerns over the safety and security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices continue to mount, researchers have discovered that industrial robots can be remotely hacked to cause potentially devastating damage. Researchers at security firm Trend Micro and Italy’s Politecnico Milano found that many internet-connected industrial machines run on outdated software or have poor software protection. The experts targeted an ABB IRB140 industrial robot, capable of carrying a payload of up to 6kg, that was programmed to draw a straight line. By exploiting a remote code vulnerability in the robot’s controller software, they reverse engineered the RobotWare control program and RobotStudio software and were able to inject faults and microdefects into the workpie

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Jamie Chadwick On The Formula 3 Podium At Rockingham Speedway

  • Jamie Chadwick 3rd in Round 5 at Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend
    • Her first season in BRDC British F3, after making the switch from British switch from GT and endurance racing
    • The only girl competing in Formula 3 – single-seater race series on the ladder to Formula 1
    • Racing with the Woking based 2016 Championship Winning ‘Double R’ Race Team

Jamie Chadwick, 18, from near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, picked up her first BRDC British F3 podium this Sunday 30 April, during an action-packed race weekend at the high speed, 1.94 mile, Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northampton, which hosted Rounds 4,5 and 6 of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.

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The 2017 London Motorshow, taking place at Battersea Park from 4-7 May 2017, will see the new Can-Am Spyder F3 Daytona from BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), the world leader in the design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational, utility, professional and governmental vehicles, being showcased on stand B3. The 2017 Can-Am Spyder F3 Daytona has been designed and developed by BRP’s design and manufacturing teams in Canada to provide unparalleled three-wheeler power, performance, secure handling and five-star comfort, whether riding in the mountains or cruising the highways.

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