Tag Archives: wearables

Security Flaws Common on Most Popular Smartwatches

by Bharat Mistry

According to a new piece of research we conducted with First Base Technologies, the security features on some of the market’s most popular smartwatches have been found to be poor.

Our study, which revealed security flaws in all six of big brand smartwatches on the market, stress-tested devices on physical protection, data connections and information stored to provide definitive results on which ones pose the biggest risk to consumers. Continue reading

As 600 Million Users Are Exposed to Password Hack, Are Your Employee Devices Safe?

by Ross Dyer

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has for the past few years been both a cause of sleepless nights for security bosses and a major flash point between the business and IT. To that we can now add wearable technology – smart watches, fitness trackers, head-mounted displays and the like which threaten to leak corporate data and expand the enterprise risk surface even further. IT consumerisation took another hit this month when new research revealed that some of the most popular apps in the world have password brute force vulnerabilities, exposing as many as 600 million Android and iOS users.

Of course, when it comes to BYOD and consumerisation, threats affecting personal devices can present major risks to corporate security too. This is why we regard consumerisation as one of the key pillars of cyber security strategy. Continue reading

Internet of Things: a New Front in the Battle Against Targeted Attacks

by Bharat Mistry

The Internet of Things promises to transform the way we live and work. Billions of smart, internet-connected devices will make us more productive, happier and even healthier. But there are risks. For enterprise IT managers and employees alike, there’s a real danger that the commercial pressure to release to market IoT products and platforms will override all other considerations, leading to major privacy and security gaps.

Those concerns are no longer theoretical as a new piece of research showed last week. It should provide serious food for thought for IoT players, end users and IT bosses. Continue reading

Internet of Things: Ignore Privacy and Security at Your Peril

by Raimund Genes

The Internet of Things has the potential to transform the way we live and work. A network not just of mobile phones, PCs and laptops but billions of connected smart devices – from fridge-freezers to kettles, cars and medical devices. But this potential will never be realised unless manufacturers are able to respond to consumer privacy and security concerns around this next flowering of the internet. Continue reading