A SECURITY RESEARCHER has shown off a proof-of-concept hack on the Fitbit fitness-monitoring device that could let swines install malware and make people think they’ve walked further than they actually have.
The are a number of reports about the threat, along with a series of tweets and a video of the attack in action. We have asked Fitbit to comment, but we suspect that it’s walking up a steep hill feeling pretty good about itself and thinking about kale.
Axelle Apvrille, a researcher at security firm Fortinet, is the bean spiller and the source of the video. Apvrille showed off the method at the Hack.lu event in Luxemburg this week.