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Wearable Devices Information Security: An Overview

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Wearable technology has become a subject of research and analysis. However, the importance of the information carried across these devices incentivizes malicious individuals to look for ways to attack them and intercept such information for various illicit purposes, it makes information security a major concern for users and manufacturers. The purpose of this research is to analyze wearable devices security through different parameters centered on two different models found after a thorough research based on scientific articles, where the authors demonstrate their importance and effectiveness in the analysis of computer security. The first model selected was the DREAD model, which analyzes the Damage, Reproducibility, Exploitability, Affectability, and Discoverability of each attack examined. The second model chosen is the STRIDE model, this one allows to classify attacks within the main categories of threats, which are: denial of services, elevation of privileges, repudiation, among others. The analysis performed shows the injection of code attack as the one that represents a higher level of risk for wearable devices. On the other hand, the threat of information disclosure ends up being to which these devices are most susceptible because it houses the most attacks analyzed.

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Brichetto, A., Criollo-C, S., Jaramillo-Alcázar, Á., Luján-Mora, S. (2021). Wearable Devices Information Security: An Overview. In: Botto-Tobar, M., Cruz, H., Díaz Cadena, A. (eds) Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Software Engineering Advances. CIT 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1326. Springer, Cham.

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