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Smartwatches Are Extremely Vulnerable to Security Threats, Study Shows

July 21, 2015

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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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