“While useful during the pandemic for contact tracing apps, many wearable fitness devices are lacking in security and workers wearing them can pose threats to business networks.”
– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies
Wearable fitness devices were already one of the fastest growing categories of electronic technology. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments are turning to applications designed to run on these devices to help battle the spread of the disease. As security experts have previously pointed out, there are many security concerns related to wearable fitness devices which often rely on biometrics that are insufficiently secured for their security protocol. This fast read by Sam Bocetta for Securityinfowatch.com highlights some of the risks and mitigations companies can use to address them.