Softbank’s ‘Pepper’ robot is a security joke

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Big-in-Japan ‘bot offers root access through hard-coded password and worse bugs too.

Softbank’s popular anthropomorphic robot, Pepper, has myriad security holes according to research published by Scandinavian researchers earlier this month.

The ‘bot allows unauthenticated root-level access, runs a Meltdown/Spectre-vulnerable processor, can be administered over unencrypted HTTP and has a default root password…