As the way cool Google Glasses roll out to customers, it makes one wonder, what if it could be hacked?
Well, it can!
Early adopters have begun to receive their Google Glasses, the Android based wearable computer, and some couldn’t help but to try to hack it. And hack it they did.
Android and iOS developer Jay Freeman hacked his in just a couple hours, while he ate dinner…
“It took me two hours while I was having dinner with friends at the time,” Freeman told Forbes. “The implementation from B1nary is for normal Android tablets and phones, I learned how it worked and then did the same thing on Glass…which was quite simple.”
Being an Android based system, it is susceptible to the same attacks that affect smart phones and tablets.
“Sadly, due to the way Glass is currently designed, it is particularly susceptible to the kinds of security issues that tend to plague Android devices,” Freeman wrote on his blog.
“The one saving grace of Android’s track record on security is that most of the bugs people find in it cannot be exploited while the device is PIN-code locked. Google’s Glass, however, does not have any kind of PIN mechanism: when you turn it on, it is immediately usable.”
But apparently that was the point, according to a Google developer, the units are shipped so they can be hacked!
“Not to bring anybody down… but seriously… we intentionally left the device unlocked so you guys could hack it and do crazy fun shit with it. I mean, FFS, you paid $1500 for it… go to town on it. Show me something cool.“
That’s cool that they want people to go nuts on these things to find out what really can be done with them. I just have one question. What would a Denial of Service look like on Google Glass?
I mean will people be walking around bumping into things?
Or will the Google Glass user just stand there in a zombie like state with drool dripping down their chin?
Inquiring minds want to know! 🙂