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A hacked smartwatch can record ANY password you type

If you're like millions of other people, you unwrapped a new fitness tracker or smartwatch on Christmas morning. These devices are becoming increasingly popular, notably to keep track of your fitness routines.

Fitness trackers aren't loaded with your personal information. You're not using it to check your bank account, or log into your email, or type in passwords. So, when it comes to keeping your devices secure, you let your guard down.

Hackers are onto you. While they can't steal information like passwords and PINs, they can spy a level deeper to find them.

This deep spying lets hackers see your movements when you're typing passwords and PINs. They use your wearable tech's gyroscopes and accelerometers to virtually see what you're typing.

These potential hacks have been uncovered by a student at IT University of Copenhagen. In a separate study, the University of Illinois found similar results.

Make sure you're keeping yourself safe from hackers. Visit the Komando Security Center for tips on anti-virus software, creating secure passwords and hiding yourself online.

Note: Before you buy a fitness tracker, be sure to check out the exclusive Komando Fitness Tracker Comparison Chart. For smartwatches, see the Komando Smartwatch Comparison Chart.

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Source: Ubergizmo
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