Your High Tech Surgery Can Be Hacked

Like safety testers who crash cars with the goal of improving their safety, engineers have hacked a next-generation teleoperated surgical robot.

The researchers hacked the robot—one used only for research purposes—to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely controlled operations in the future and to make those systems more secure.

Real-world teleoperated robots, which are controlled by a human who may….

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