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Serious flaws allow the hijacking of autonomous logistics robots used in hospitals

12
Apr
2022
Serious flaws allow the hijacking of autonomous logistics robots used in hospitals

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Organizations are adopting IoT solutions to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks in their facilities and hospitals are no different. While robots and other devices can free and improve the efficiency of valuable human resources, they can also introduce risks that organizations have never previously had to deal with.

This is highlighted today by the disclosure of five serious vulnerabilities in Aethon TUG, a line of mobile autonomous robots designed to haul food, medication, lab specimens and other supplies across facilities. TUGs, which have been deployed in hospitals around the world, use sensors and cameras to navigate hallways and can interact with elevators and automatic doors through Wi-Fi.

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