Apple Watch not as secure as you'd think

15 May 2015

Having secure gadgets is a good thing as it offers you some solace that, should it get nicked, it might be useless to the crim who swiped it. However, the Apple Watch might not be as secure as you'd hope.

The 1.0 version of the smartwatch doesn't really have anything to protect itself against thieves. Basically, if yours gets stolen, it is pretty easy to reset it and waltz away with it like it is brand new.

iPhone are much less easy when it comes to resetting, but with the Apple Watch, you can easily reset the device and pair it with a new phone, and you're away.

Look! Here's a video and everything!

Apple site iDownloadBlog pointed out the lack of an Activation Lock-like feature on Watch OS 1.0. "It’s not a security problem from a user data standpoint, but it is a security issue from a device theft standpoint," it said.

"At the very least, it would seem that Apple could make it so that the device checks against the Apple ID of the last paired device, and requires the proper credentials before un-pairing with that device."

TOPICS:   Privacy   Gadgets

1 comment

  • Jessie J.
    Still waiting for the first story about it melting someones hand off.

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