As smartwatches continue to gain traction, it has become more important than ever that we should be able to trust
these devices with our data. Unfortunately, these devices are seemingly not par with the security standards we take for granted these days. A study by HP has found smartwatches highly vulnerable to
attacks. Researchers at the company say they found significant vulnerabilities in everysmartwatch they tested. Chief among the vulnerabilities include insufficient authentication, lack of
encryption, and other privacy concerns. In its report, HP notes that none of the smartwatches it tested had two-step authentication security measure enabled. Additionally, the company flagged as many
as 30 percent of the timepieces to be vulnerable to account harvesting, a technique wherein an attacker could gain access to the device and data using a combination of information gleaned from the
Internet using sophisticated tools.