Fitbit devices can be hacked via Bluetooth, claims security researcher

Fitbit devices can be hacked via Bluetooth, claims security researcher

A SECURITY RESEARCHER has shown off a proof-of-concept hack on the Fitbit fitness-monitoring device that could let swines install malware and make people think they’ve walked further than they actually have.

The are a number of reports about the threat, along with a series of tweets and a video of the attack in action. We have asked Fitbit to comment, but we suspect that it’s walking up a steep hill feeling pretty good about itself and thinking about kale.

Axelle Apvrille, a researcher at security firm Fortinet, is the bean spiller and the source of the video. Apvrille showed off the method at the Hack.lu event in Luxemburg this week.

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