Cybersecurity experts show concern over wearable security

The Apple Watch could help put a spotlight on the wearables industry, but that has raised concerns for cybersecurity experts.

Published Fri, Mar 20 2015 4:09 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

The Apple Watch will be released on April 24 and should bring immediate attention to the wearables market - but that has some cybersecurity experts concerned. More users will rely on their smartwatches to make payments, conduct business communications, and save sensitive information for easier access.

Cybersecurity experts show concern over wearable security | TweakTown.com

Even though this will make it easier to incorporate wearables into our daily lives, it opens the door to hackers looking for new cybercriminal opportunities.

"The more ways we make data more convenient, the more risk there is to access the data and access things without your knowledge," said Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of the Lookout cybersecurity firm, in a statement published by CNBC. "Just like adding another door to your house, it's just adding another way for bad guys to get in."

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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