Smartwatches Are Extremely Vulnerable to Security Threats, Study Shows

July 21, 2015


Smartwatches harbor significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption and privacy concerns, according to HP’s security assessment.

No smartwatch the company tested had two-step authentication security enabled, while some 30% were vulnerable to account harvesting, with attackers easily gaining access to their operating systems. HP’s Smartwatch Security Study evaluated 10 smartwatches available for sale.

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