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Feb 11, 2019 4:14 PM 2+ mon ago

Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says

The low-end $50 smartwatch was one of Lenovo's cheapest smartwatches. Available only for the China market, anyone who wants one has to buy one directly from the mainland. Lucky for Erez Yalon, head of security research at Checkmarx, an application security testing company, he was given one from a friend. But it didn't take him long to find several vulnerabilities that allowed him to change user's passwords, hijack accounts and spoof phone calls.

Because the smartwatch wasn't using any encryption to send data from the app to the server, Yalon said he was able to see his registered email address and password sent in plain text, as well as data about how he was using the watch, like how many steps he was taking.

"The entire API was unencrypted," said Yalon in an email to TechCrunch. "All data was transferred in ...

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