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Plain Text Vulnerabilities in Wearable Technologies

Written by DFM Team


Plain Text Vulnerabilities in Wearable Technologies 

Wearable technologies have been popularised through movies and other high- pro le social disclosures. They are the cigarettes of the 21st-century with addiction and social acceptability. There are many types of wearable devices that provide sensor information and communication capabilities. The forerunners have been Bluetooth earpieces, eyeglasses, and wireless clothing for body area networks of communication. More recent developments have included devices that monitor personal biological data, geolocation, and emotions. Some of these are used for health purposes, information exchange, and others for navigating around unfamiliar environments. The general promotion is that these wearable technologies are to form an integral part of the Internet of Things through which humans may experience global interconnectivity while moving around daily activities in any location.

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