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Fitbit Owners Not at Risk of Malware, Company Says



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    In this file photo, Fitbit products are displayed during a lunchtime workout event outside the New York Stock Exchange during the IPO debut of the company on June 18, 2015 in New York City.

    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."