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[ISN] Google Glass Had a Vulnerability for Being Taken Over Via QR Code, But It Has Been Fixed
By Liz Gannes
July 17, 2013
A Google Glass security vulnerability that allowed an outsider to take
control of the wearable computing device via QR code has been fixed.
Basically, since Glass allows users to connect to Wi-Fi by taking a
picture of a QR code, it’s possible that someone could trick a Glass
wearer to unwittingly join an access point that allowed someone else to
remotely control Glass and to stream the display via Bluetooth.
Lookout Security found the flaw and reported it to Google on May 16, and
it was fixed in a software update on June 4. Here’s an animation that
explains the risk of the vulnerability.
This is an instance of security folks liking to prove they are good guys
by finding flaws in other people’s products and reporting them — and then
bragging about them after the fact.
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