How to protect your personal data on a connected watch?

Connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and connected watches can be affected by viruses.

If a person manages to access your smartwatch then she might find very personal data and even empty your bank account.

It is therefore important that you secure your watch. However, does this mean that you need to install an antivirus on your watch?

A connected watch is the extension of your smartphone. Both devices are paired and linked together via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.

Which means that hackers have another way to access your data.

In addition, according to a survey by HP, connected watches sold in 2015 have serious security vulnerabilities.

However, if you have recently purchased your watch then the information sent to your smartphone should be encrypted, like the Apple Watch.

Nevertheless, this does not mean that it is useless to protect one’s watch from potential viruses. Indeed, if it is possible to install a program or an app on a connected device, then it is the same for malicious software …

Can a connected watch be touched by a virus?

Technically, yes. Any data, whatever its nature or source, can be stolen. Know that it’s easier to steal data than to introduce and install a virus on a connected watch.

It’s enough for hackers to persuade you to give them your information, they do not need to hack your device.

We recommend that you think twice before clicking on a link, sharing data or downloading an application.