According to a recent report by some researchers at the University of New Haven some of Samsung’s and LG’s smart watches may have privacy issues.
The researchers were able to extract personal information from two devices, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear 2 Neo.
The details that were collected from these two smart watches included information from the calendar, contacts, email information and more.
It was not very difficult to get the data, but expertise and research was required,” said Ibrahim Baggili, director of the university’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHCFREG). He and co-authors Jeff Oduru, Kyle Anthony, Frank Breitinger and Glenn McGee plan to present their findings in a paper for a digital forensics conference in August.
It will be interesting to see exactly how this information was taken from these two smart watches and whether other devices could feature the same issues.