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10/22/2015
03:30 PM
Larry Loeb
Larry Loeb
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Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds

A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.

(Image: Fitbit)

(Image: Fitbit)

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larryloeb
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10/27/2015 | 12:04:33 PM
Re: Why would you hack that?
Well, its personal information that can be aggrandized and resold.

You could say to a local gym: get info on your users or something.

But using this as an attack vector to the PC that connects to it seems not to be viable.
kstaron
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kstaron,
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10/27/2015 | 11:46:11 AM
Why would you hack that?
Would there be a reason, given that the FitBit can't transfer malware to other devices, that anyone would want to bother hacking a FitBit? I can't imagine a hacker interested in how many steps I took today or whatnot.
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