New research has found that the popular Fitbit devices are vulnerable to hackers. A study looked into how personal information can be stolen from the fitness brands. Computer researchers at the University of Edinburgh intercepted messages from the Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex wristbands, which calculate activity including steps, distance travelled, calories burned and sleep duration. The team accessed personal information from the devices as it was sent to the company’s cloud servers for analysis. The researchers said the problem could be used to falsify activity records or steal personal data.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Telegraph