Fit and Vulnerable: Attacks and Defenses for a Health Monitoring Device

@article{Rahman2013FitAV,
  title={Fit and Vulnerable: Attacks and Defenses for a Health Monitoring Device},
  author={Mahmudur Rahman and Bogdan Carbunar and Madhusudan Banik},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2013},
  volume={abs/1304.5672}
}
The fusion of social networks and wearable sensors is becoming increasingly popular, with systems like Fitbitautomating the process of reporting and sharing user fitness da t . In this paper we show that while compelling, the careless integ ration of health data into social networks is fraught with privacy and security vulnerabilities. Case in point, by reverse enginering the communication protocol, storage details and operation cod es, we identified several vulnerabilities in Fitbit. We have… 

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