back to article Holy sweat! Wearables have THREE attack surfaces

Wearable devices – and anything that relies on an app to help with configuration – has at least three attack surfaces and your existing secure development lifecycle probably isn’t going to cope with the complexity that creates. So said Kavya Racharla, a security research manager for Intel’s Sports Group, and Deep Armor founder …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Giefz Zuckerberg one - and make sure it leaks allsorts of personal data...

    Would be a real hoot if the FB master password can be compromised this way, and an rm -rf * be done on it...

  2. Teiwaz

    Sapphire and Steele moment...

    Shouldn't that be 4?

    1 Length

    2 Breadth

    3 height

    4 time software

    "All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned."

  3. doublelayer Silver badge

    Wearables and

    This applies to anything and everything that has

    a. A network connection and

    b. an app

    That's a lot of things. Wearables and industrial equipment, yes, but also those voice assistants, some "smart" headphones, consumer-purchasable NAS boxes (you would hope to avoid the cloud with them, but actually no), IoT things like those networked light bulbs (at least the comparatively smarter ones that have a local bluetooth connection so you can turn them on even if your network went down, as opposed to the network-only ones which are just terrible), smart TVs or TV-connected sticks or boxes that have a phone-remote-control app, and even some internet-connected ovens. It's been proven that the developers at this point couldn't care less about security, and the general population don't care to understand, except for those who care enough to become terrified and ludditish. So do you have any suggestions about what we can do to get the problem rectified? Because I've tried all I can.

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