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HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws

Maria Korolov | July 28, 2015
In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches and their iOS and Android companion applications, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw, according to a new report from HP Fortify.

End users often choose features and widgets over security, he added, so it might take a while for these issues to be addressed.

In addition to the security problems that smartwatches create unbeknownst to their users, they also offer users more opportunities for inappropriate or even malicious behavior.

Smartwatches are significantly less noticeable than smartphones -- it's easy to forget that people are wearing them.

"It's going to be pretty easy to record a conversation, or snap pictures of slides and bring that data out of the enterprise without being noticed," Miessler said. "We think it's going to be an increasing concern in the future."

 

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