Be vigilant! The robot vacuum turned into a “spy” and could be remotely controlled!

With the development of science and technology, people’s life is becoming more and more intelligent. Robot vacuums, voice-controlled cars and some other intelligent products make people’s lives more and more convenient. But are these smart devices really safe? Recently, a test video released by an American cyber security company shocked people.

This video is about the robot vacuum turning into a “spy”. Because of its compact stature and keen vision, the robot vacuum can scan the surrounding environment with a camera and perform autonomous cleaning, which is very popular. Unexpectedly, at the other end of the Internet, in the hands of hackers, the robot vacuum has become a “spy”. Originally, the U.S. network security company found a bug in the landing software of the robot vacuum. By exploiting the vulnerability, hackers can disguise themselves as users landing, remote control household appliances, and real-time see the location of the robot vacuum. At present, the company has sent the vulnerability to the manufacturer of robot vacuum, the manufacturer said that it will issue patches as soon as possible, so as to solve the problem.

Coincidentally, a safety expert in Australia had found a bug in a Nissan electric vehicle’s on-board application software. Anyone who gets the vehicle identification number of the car can give instructions to the car through the Internet. Using this loophole, he managed to control a British vehicle in Australia. The safety expert effortlessly touched the car’s air-conditioning system and the temperature in the car began to rise.

In fact, not only robot vacuums and electric cars, but also other electronic devices with cameras, voice recognition and networking have the risk of privacy leaks. Industry experts warn that the best way to protect personal privacy is to update software patches in time and shut down and disconnect when not in use. Only in this way can we prevent our private space from the hackers or any other people who has bad intention to us. Moreover, one thing we can confirm is that the adventure is always there along with the development of the technology, which is something we can never avoid. As an old saying in China, we cannot give up eating for fear of choking. That is, we cannot abandon the advance of the intelligent appliances because of the small disadvantages. Therefore, even though we should be vigilant for that the robot vacuum may be turned into a “spy” and remotely controlled, we should know that it is useful to our everyday life.

Do you know how to choose a high-quality robot vacuum?

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Choosing a robot vacuum is a technical job. It is even more difficult to choose a high-quality robot vacuum. If you can choose a good robot vacuum, you will get twice the result with half the effort; if you can’t choose a good robot vacuum, you will get twice the result with half the effort. So it’s important to choose a robot vacuum. But do you know how to choose a good robot vacuum? In general, the following points need to be noted:

First, whether or not the ability of avoiding obstacles is strong. Basically, all robot vacuums have the ability to avoid obstacles, even random robot vacuums, but the implementation method is different. Random robot vacuum generally adopts mechanical collision protection that is to install anti-collision bar in front of the robot vacuum, even if the robot and furniture contact, it will not cause damage to both. Apart from the anti-collision bars, high-end models also use sensors to detect the home environment, such as the dual detection system adopted by Pusannik 790T, three sets of anti-biological ultrasonic radar and 24 sets of infrared detection devices, which have better obstacle avoidance ability.

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Second, whether or not there is fall-proof design. For ordinary families, fall-proof design is not very useful, but for families with duplex structure, the importance is self-evident. Many robot vacuums are equipped with induction probes at the bottom of the floor to detect the difference between the grounds and prevent the machine from falling. For example, Pusannik 790T, some models adopt the design of virtual wall, which can isolate the robot vacuum in a certain area. If a virtual wall is prevented at the stairway entrance, it can also prevent the machine from falling, such as iRobot 980.

Thirdly, whether or not there is APP control. As long as a few robot vacuums have the remote control function of APP, when we cannot find the remote control, we can control the robot vacuum through mobile phone APP, so the practicability is quite strong. Moreover, the functions of APP on mobile phone are quite comprehensive, such as reservation, direction control, etc. High-end models like Pusannik 790T can also achieve visual cleaning. For so many good characters, I believe you must have fell in love with the robot vacuum and want to buy one. However, it is important to choose a high quality robot vacuum and it is also difficult. With our suggestion and introduction, you will have a clear understanding for the robot vacuum now.

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