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Why Google Glass security remains a work in progress

Antone Gonsalves | March 24, 2014
University researchers develop spyware for Glass that snaps pictures and sends them to a remote server.

For now, the best protections against Glass malware is to use MyGlass and be extremely careful when downloading apps from a third-party site, Lady said. In addition, Glass users should activate its gesture authentication system to prevent side-loading if someone other than the user gains physical access.

"I encourage users to do their research and not just download the latest, greatest, coolest Glass app off of some third-party site," Lady said.

Lady and Paterson graduate this spring. Lady has a job waiting at cloud-based business software provider Workday, while Paterson is headed for Google.

 

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