|"In a parody of the warnings issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), an anonymous correspondent posted a joke warning on Bugtraq, an electronic mailing list frequented by computer security professionals. |
The hoax alert, disguised as an official CERT announcement, warns that hackers have devised a way to remotely take over Sony's Aibo robot dog and command it to attack, among other unpleasant actions.
'The buffer used to hold the variable MyOwner in the functionprocess_face() can be overflowed, reverting Aibo into experimental AiboPitBull code,' the mock warning said. Other malicious programs circulating on the Internet to exploit the compromised Aibo include 'PeeOnRug(), ShoeChew() and KillTheCat().' "