Researchers at the University of New Haven have shown that they can extract personal information from the LG G Watch and from the Samsung Gear 2 Neo. Specifically, they retrieved calendar, contacts and pedometer data from the G Watch, along with the watch user’s email address. On the Gear 2 Neo, they got health, email, messages and contacts data. None of it was encrypted.
“It was not very difficult to get the data, but expertise and research was required,” said Ibrahim Baggili, director of the university’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHCFREG).