Fitbit Owners Not at Risk of Malware, Company Says

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Fitbit is defending itself against claims by a security researcher that its fitness trackers can be hacked wirelessly in 10 seconds.

Earlier this month, Axelle Apvrille from security firm Fortinet claimed to have found a way to hack into a Fitbit through its Bluetooth connection, which could theoretically be used to infect it with malware and distribute that malware to any devices or computers it synced with.

Fitbit disputed those findings calling the reports "false" and noted that Apvrille has confirmed to Fitbit that this was only "a theoretical scenario and is not possible."

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