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IEEE: Security Design Flaws Woven into Wearable Tech

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In-brief:The design of wearable technology risks repeating the mistakes of the past, including poor security and privacy features that could pose a risk to consumers,according to a new report by IEEE, an information technology professional organization. The design of wearable technology risks repeating the mistakes of the past, including poor security and privacy features that could pose a risk to consumers,according to a new report by IEEE, an information technology professional organization. The group issued the report “WearFit: Security Design Analysis of a Wearable Fitness Tracker” (PDF) to showcase ways in which common security design flaws may impact wearable technology like fitness trackers and watches. Those flaws could leave the devices and their owners susceptible to crimessuch as identity theft, malware infections and denial of service attacks, IEEE warned. “With the popularity of wearables, we figured this was a good type of system to look at and apply our […...(continued)

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