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Cyber-attacks turn Their Focus to Smartwatches

By Vigilize | Saturday, July 25, 2015 - Leave a Comment

Cyber-attacker set their sights on the growing smartwatch customer base.


If you own a Smartwatch, the following article may be of some interest to you. We certainly thought it was interesting!

A new study from HP Fortify shows a shocking lack of security measures for Smartwatches.

Out of the ten smartwatchs tested by HP Fortify, a whopping 100% of them contained serious security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include insufficient authentication and authorization protocols, weak password policies, lack of effective transport encryption, and multiple privacy concerns.


Original article by Warwick Ashford.
Read the full story here.


The above is what we call an “Article Review.” It is part of our attempt to help our readers find excellent reading materials to back up important technology risk management concepts. We try not to include articles that are merely news or additional news about mainstream issues. Instead, we try to highlight articles that our “typical clients” should be sure to read, or that are about concepts “outside the mainstream media.” infotex does not intend to endorse views represented by the writers of the articles we review, nor do we try to keep our Clients aware of EVERYTHING. For example, if a particular story concept is being reported upon in many different media sources, infotex usually chooses to ignore the story concept altogether, unless we can find a “unique take” on the story concept.


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