fitness tracker

Smashing Security #063: Carole’s back!

Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, and how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

Privacy of fitness tracking apps in the spotlight after soldiers’ exercise routes shared online

People exercising on far-flung military bases are being exposed by their fitness tracker.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Some fitness trackers falling short on security, reveals new report

Manufacturers of several different fitness wristbands continue to pay insufficient attention to security, reveals a new investigation.

David Bisson reports.

How your smartwatch or fitness tracker could reveal your ATM PIN

Hackers could record minute fine-grained movements from the sensors embedded in wearable fitness tracking devices and then determine your PIN code or password, researchers discover.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Wearable fitness trackers tested for data leakage and poor security

Nine different wearable fitness trackers have been put under the microscope, in order to explore how well they are protecting users’ data.

And it’s not all good news…