Smartwatches prone to attacks: Study

by: Roy Urrico

Smartwatches are ticking security time bombs, as virtually all of them contain network and communication functionality that is vulnerable to cyberattacks and personal information breach risks, according to a new report from the Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP.

The unveiling of smartwatch technology has led to a seemingly endless supply of buzz around its capabilities and promise, according to the report, “Internet of Things Security Study: Smartwatches.” “But from a security perspective, watches with network and communication functionality represent yet another attack surface area – potentially providing ways for someone to gain access to personal data or knowledge they should not have,” the report stated.

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