The smartwatch is rapidly growing in popularity, but do wearables constitute a serious security risk? Davey Winder investigates
How long does the battery last? Should I opt for Apple or Android? Can I pay for my lunch with it? The list of smartwatch FAQs has one glaring omission: how secure are the damned things?
While everyone focuses on the magnificent features and longevity of these supercharged wristwatches, it seems nobody is talking about smartwatch security. How hackable are these devices? Are they susceptible to malware? Will they divulge your personal data if they’re lost or stolen? Can they even be wiped remotely?