AI algorithm detects MitM attacks on unmanned military vehicles


University of South Australia and Charles Sturt University professors have devised an algorithm to detect and stop man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks against unmanned military robots. Such malicious attacks seek to disrupt the operation of unmanned vehicles, change the supplied instructions, and, in certain cases, take control of the robots, ordering them to perform dangerous activities.

MitM attacks are a sort of cyberattack in which data communication between two parties, in this case, the robot and its legitimate controllers, is intercepted in order to either eavesdrop or inject fake data into the stream.The emergence of Industry 4, as evidenced by advancements in robotics, automation, and the Internet of Things, has necessitated that robots collaborate, with sensors, actuators, and controllers communicating and exchanging information.

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