Experts believe that the Android based watches can be infiltrated and that it is very easy for the hackers to read message sent to a smart watch using the Android operating system (OS). It is believed that the six digit pin code of Android can be easily hacked or what they say ‘bruteforced.’
Using a Nexus 4 Android device equipped with Android L Developer Preview and Samsung Gear Live, experts believe that because the Android Wear obfuscation relies on a pin code of only six digits during the initial pairing, an attacker wouldn't take long to brute-force number and start reading your conversations in plain-text.
this means an attacker would have to be fairly near the victim and log all intercepted Bluetooth data packets, but the large-scale adoption of such an exploit could be fueled by the increasing number of smart-watches or smart-bands.
So if you use a smartwatch using Android OS beware of the threat and read more about it lest you are hit unknowingly.
Read more about it at: Daily Mail
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