French student and software engineer, Tony Beltramelli, has published his master thesis called Deep-Spying: Spying using Smartwatch and Deep Learning, in which he presents a new attack method that allows attackers to extract sensitive information from motion sensors in wearable devices.
Mr. Beltramelli's research, while at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, expanded on previous work done by Romit Roy Choudhury, Associate Professor at ECE Illinois, who showed how wearable devices (a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch) can be used to log keystrokes on a keyboard.Read more
In case you didn’t know it, according to the latest report issued by the International Data Corporation, sales of smartwatches have increased by 200% during the first quarter of this year, resulting in over 11 million units sold.
Not only do these gadgets attract consumers, but they are also getting the attention of cybercriminals. We’ve already warned you on a few occasions of the vulnerabilities of smartwatches, but a group of investigators from the University of Illinois have just uncovered a new security risk posed by these devices. They have shown that it is possible to use them to detect the information that someone enters into a computer.Read more
Security experts at BitDefender demonstrated how is possible to access data exchanged between a smartwatch and a smartphone. The paradigm of Internet of Things is influencing modern society and the way it approaches the technology in everyday life.
An impressive amount of Intelligent devices surround us, but often we ignore the repercussion in term of security and privacy. The IoT devices are designed to improve our experience with technology, but we must consider thta they enlarge our surface of attack. Today we will discuss the risk related to the use of a Smartwatch that is able to dialog with an Android smartphone.Read more
Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources close to the project say.
That could put it ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch and Moto 360 which both need to be charged around once a day. The wearable will hit stores soon after launch in a bid to capture the lucrative holiday season, a timeline Apple was reportedly targeting before it delayed its own Watch.Read more