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How secure are wearables, anyway?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 13, 2016.

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    Congratulations on getting that new wearable device over the holidays. You're on your way to a new, trackable, data-filled life.

    Or you’re about to be hacked.

    "Every digital technology, as its use has expanded, has drawn attention from hackers and criminals," says Stephen Cobb of ESET. "So if wearables get to the point where criminals can see a way to exploit them for gain, they will try to do that."

    In his role as senior security researcher at ESET, Cobb says he hasn't seen that happen yet, but that doesn't mean it isn't on the horizon.

    He points to a recent issue with VTech, which makes a wearable for kids. Its customer database, which includes the information of 5 million parents and 200,000 children, was recently compromised.

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