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Fitness trackers and your privacy | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT

Fitness trackers are becoming the norm for many people, whether it’s a watch, a wristband, a necklace or something your clip to your belt, they are used to track your fitness, they have alarms and reminders and they get connected others who are using the same device you are.  Many of devices hold your personal data, and link to websites, which can expose that data to the greater population.  Many of these fitness trackers  connect to other devices and sync data.  The various relations with these devices and create a security concern.  If a hacker hacks your fitbit and gain access to your health data/trends, and if that fitbit is associated with other apps, the hack can extend into other apps and programs.  Be aware of the data you store and the data you are willing to share.