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The Stranger on tech vulnerabilities

1431121959-shutterstock_249191566The Stranger, Seattle’s authoritative source for tech news and views, reports on an experiment in which our EE colleagues deploy a surgical robot rife with software vulnerabilities, then demonstrate that it can be hacked.

The work of CSE professor Yoshi Kohno and his colleagues also is cited:

“This isn’t the first time the University of Washington has conducted such an experiment. The computer science department – particularly the work of Tadayoshi Kohno – has unearthed flaws in embedded medical devices, electronic voting machines, and smart cars. (Check out his PBS profile here.) The school has ‘a long history of showing that interesting, cutting-edge hardware is vulnerable in some sense,’ Ryan Calo, a co-author on one of the robotics papers, said.”

Read more here.

May 9, 2015