10-Second Hack Delivers First Ever Malware to Fitness Trackers

    Date21 Oct 2015
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAlex

    A security researcher has developed a method by which one can exploit a vulnerability in FitBit fitness trackers and subsequently deliver malware to the target device in 10 seconds.

    Axelle Apvrille (@cryptax), a malware researcher at network security firm Fortinet, has found that FitBit wearables are open on their Bluetooth ports, a property which could enable an attacker to connect a device from within a few meters away and deliver malware to the bracelet.

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