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Sniffing and tracking wearable tech and smartphones

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Sniffing and tracking wearable tech and smartphones

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Researchers at Context Information have demonstrated how easy it is to monitor and record Low Energy signals transmitted by many phones, wearable devices and iBeacons, including the iPhone and leading fitness monitors, raising concerns about and confidentiality. The researchers have even developed an app that scans, detects and logs wearable devices.

The Context findings follow recent reports that soldiers in the People’s Liberation Army of China have been warned against using wearables to restrict the possibility of cyber-security loopholes.

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