United Nations, Europol and Trend Micro has released a joint report on potential cyberattacks on AI and ML, that may result in physical losses in future. They talked about attacks against IoT machines like drones and automated cars, which could be vested with bugs that can be manipulated for causing real-world troubles.
Risks With AI and ML in Real-World
The fastest-growing technology – Artificial Intelligence and its subsidiaries like Machine Learning have fair reasons to exist. They automate most of the work processes and gives us more time to rest or drown into something else. But, a report from Trend Micro, Europol and Unites Nations talk about the other side – risks.
The newly released report says weak security protocols in AI and ML can have a severe impact in the physical world. Unlike the consequences from malwares, phishing and ransomware, which are limited to virtual losses, anything happening bad with AI and ML can make up to physical losses. These are explained with drones and automated vehicles.
Starting with drones, they say hackers can exploit any vulnerabilities in the retail delivery drones to land them elsewhere than supposed, and steal the goods to resell them. If not this, they can manipulate their routes to drive elsewhere for spying or steal WiFi passwords from the areas flying over.
And with automated vehicles like cars, which are increasing predominately, hackers can abuse any known bugs to make them run as they wished. Other than rerouting, they can make them stop still at the desired place to make the roadblock. And the examples go on.
All these, or pretty much any potential consequence may happen only if the technology is vested with vulnerabilities. Thus, the report and the entire security community asks developers to tune them without bugs as much as possible. And if found, redress them as soon as possible.
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