Smartwatches can also be hacked: If you are using a laptop keyboard or your smartphone while wearing a smartwatch, motion sensors on the watch could leak information about what you are typing. Beware as you are at an increased risk of losing your privacy as like other computer devices, smartwatches can also be hacked, it May leaks Your Data to hackers. researchers of Indian-origin have warned
Associate professor Romit Roy Choudhury from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers who used a homegrown app on a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch to guess what a user was typing through data “leaks” produced by the motion sensors on the device.
Romit Roy said, “The project, called Motion Leaks through Smartwatch Sensors(MoLe), has privacy suggestions, as an app that is hidden as a pedometer, could gather data from emails, other confidential documents, and search queries.
Researchers said, Sensor data from wearable devices will clearly be a double-edged sword. While the device’s contact to the human body will offer invaluable awareness into human health and context, it will also make way for deeper violation into human privacy, The core challenge is in identifying what can or cannot be deducted from sensor data and the MoLe project is one example along this direction.
For Example, the sample rate is normally around 200 Hertz, meaning the system logs 200 accelerometers and gyroscope readings per second.if that number is lowered to below 15, the users’ wrist movements become extremely difficult to track. A possible solution to these motion leaks would be to lower the sample rate of the sensors in the watch.