British Prime Minister Prohibits Use of Apple Watch in meetings for fear of Hackers -


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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

British Prime Minister Prohibits Use of Apple Watch in meetings for fear of Hackers

Security and privacy are the order of the day, and it is not surprising that, following recent leaks of medical data of several athletes, or various confidential emails from the US Democratic party, new measures are taken to maintain security in environments where use of classified information is made.

In the Apple environment, we do not need to step back too far in time to find many issues related to the security of their devices, an example being the last request of the FBI to access data from an iPhone belonging to a terrorist .

The British government, seeking greater protection against hackers

Now is the Telegraph which informs us of the last movement of the British government, to avoid future possible problems related to the use of wearable Apple in meetings with sensitive information.

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has urged ministers not to use the Apple Watch in cabinet meetings, saying it could be used by hackers as remote listening device.

The government fears the waves of attacks by Russian hackers, who are growing in complexity and objectives. In addition, it is also justified with interruptions due to the use of the Watch in meetings such as Michael Gove who starred in one of them.

Security institutions to consumers

Again, we must ask the question: Is such a threat, that measures are needed like this? The answer, in my opinion, is yes. At the government level, this type of measures to protect its interests are necessary. But not at the user level.

No need to remember how protected they are smartphones, tablets, or computers more recent encryption levels sometimes too complex for our daily use, or biometric security systems that are responsible for identifying the bearer almost instantly .

Overall, our devices are overprotected. And that can give us a sense of comfort, or, conversely, real headaches.

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