Episode 23

Published on:

9th Oct 2020

23: Watch Your Wrist: The Fitbit Spyware Special

This episode is a little different to normal – and all because Kev went poking around in Fitbit. 

Kev, doing what Kev does, found a flaw in the Fitbit App Store that allowed him to deliver a malicious application from fitbit.com. The spyware/stalkerware was capable of stealing everything from location and personal body data to to connection got company networks for a range of malicious actions – and because it was delivered from fitbit.com, it bypassed protections and installed inside the Fitbit app as if it were legitimate. The flaw was reported to Fitbit who have since moved to mitigate it. 

In this special edition of Cyber Humanity, we join Chris Pace, Kev Breen and our guest cyber PR Svengali, Anthony D’Alton, to discuss Kev’s findings and their implications from every perspective. If you’re more of a reader than a listener, you can check out this blog post on Kev’s research. 

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About the Podcast

Cyber Humanity
The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Camille Mallon (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Emma Walker (), and other special guests as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.