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Softbank's 'Pepper' robot is a security joke

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Re: Default password ?

> Wrong question. How did they fix the OS so that the root password was unchangeable? They made a very special effort to mess it up this badly!

With robotics, and some other hardware motion controller systems, the OS gets booted from flash.

The systems I've used (not one of these robots) do allow developers to re-flash things, so the password could be changed that way if need be.

For systems that also contain writeable storage (sd card, ssd, whatever) in theory it should be possible to store changed settings and passwords on that. Doesn't sound like that's done in that case. Not sure why.

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