30 Oct '15, 5pm

How Secure are Smartwatches? Not Very.

How Secure are Smartwatches? Not Very.

New analysis indicates that all the smartwatches tested contain significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy problems. Mobile phone companies have been pushing smartwatches as a way to pump up a saturated and declining market, but there are good reasons to resist the marketing hype and not buy one. According to a report titled "Internet of Things Security Study: Smartwatches" just released by HP Fortify, as serious as security vulnerabilities have been on smartphones, they may be worse on smartwatches. The Fortify team tested 10 Android- and Apple iOS-based devices and found that all contained significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy concerns. Included in the testing were Android, iOS cloud, and mobile application components. As result of these findings, Jason ...

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