Today one of our senior researchers Scott Lester released a blog on 'The Emergence of Bluetooth Low Energy'.
Scott demonstrates how easy it is to monitor and record Bluetooth Low Energy signals transmitted by many mobile phones, wearable devices and iBeacons, including the iPhone and leading fitness monitors, raising concerns about privacy and confidentiality. Our research team have even developed an Android app that scans, detects and logs wearable devices .
Our findings follow recent reports that soldiers in the People's Liberation Army of China have been warned against using wearables to restrict the possibility of cyber-security loopholes. “Many people wearing fitness devices don’t realise that they are broadcasting constantly and that these broadcasts can often be attributed to a unique device,” says Scott.