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IDG Contributor Network: Fitness device security inadequate

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    Smart fitness device makers Xiaomi and Microsoft are among those making products that are susceptible to man-in-the-middle (MiM) attacks, says AV-Test, the German independent IT security institute.

    MiM attacks are where a hacker intercepts and changes communications between parties who think they are communicating with each other.

    “Some manufacturers are continuing to make disappointing errors,” the lab, which tested seven fitness bands and the Apple watch, says in its report, published last week.

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