Attackers can remotely delete data from Pebble smart watch




A security researcher has discovered that it is relatively easy for attackers to remotely removed. All data from the Pebble-smart watch A bug is on the smart watch automatically reset when it is bombarded with messages.

The method to execute in which all data is removed from the device was discovered by Joseph Hermanth that an explanation in a blog post the Pebble watch a factory reset provided . It appears possible to perform at the Pebble to bombard you with messages. Them from a DOS attack The Pebble has the property that every incoming message in its entirety, shows on the screen, making it relatively easy to set the watch to run.

Joseph sent in just five seconds about 1500 Whatsapp messages to his own account, where the smart watch not easy appeared to proceed. That caused then automatically that a factory reset has been performed. As a result, the user loses all data stored on the watch. It is not clear why the Pebble automatically performs a reset. According to Joseph are dos method also works by sending a smaller number. Messages to the smart watch

The method attackers without having to need to make sure that the Pebble is reset. Technical knowledge may All it takes is contact information for accounts that the user has set for receiving notifications on the watch. The Pebble also allows Facebook notifications, see, making it possible, in theory, to perform. The dos-method in many different ways To demonstrate the Pebble notifications must be paired with a smartphone.



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