In Pictures: 7 hidden dangers of wearable computers

Wearable computers like smart clothes and smart watches offer a myriad of benefits, but also raise security concerns. Here are 7 worries associated with wearable devices.

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Smartwatches Apple’s long-rumored iWatch and other emerging iOS and Android-powered smartwatches like the Pebble and the Samsung Galaxy Gear could soon pose a new headache for enterprise security organizations.

The watches, which are really small GPS-enabled computers, are capable of interfacing with Bluetooth enabled devices and provide easy access to applications and data on smartphones and other devices. The watches let users receive text notifications and phone calls on their wrist and could someday provide access to enterprise data and applications as well.

Analysts expect that smartwatches will soon need to be made part of a broader enterprise mobile device management and security strategy along with policies already in place to deal with employee use of smartphones.

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