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Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks

Wearable computing hogged the spotlight at last week’s CES 2014, as tech companies hyped smartwatches, fitness trackers, health monitors, and Google Glass-style optical headgear. While relatively few people are using these devices today, it’s never too early to focus on the inevitable security and privacy concerns that wearable gadgets will bring with them.
According to Domingo Guerra, president and cofounder of Appthority, a San Francisco-based mobile app risk management service, the need for wearable and other mobile devices to interact and share data creates a new class of security and privacy risks.
“Being able to connect everything has advantages, but it also changes the risk parameters from what was possible before,” said Guerra in a phone interview with InformationWeek.

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