When Someone Hacks And Roots Your Google Glass

google glassThe future is hazardous. Technology consultant Jay Freeman discusses unlocking your Google Glass and describes what will happen when your pair is (inevitably) hacked:

Once the attacker has root on your Glass, they have much more power than if they had access to your phone or even your computer: they have control over a camera and a microphone that are attached to your head. A bugged Glass doesn’t just watch your every move: it watches everything you are looking at (intentionally or furtively) and hears everything you do. The only thing it doesn’t know are your thoughts.

It also hacks into every device you interact with. It knows all your passwords, for example, as it can watch you type them. It even manages to monitor your usage of otherwise safe, old-fashioned technology: it watches you enter door codes, it takes pictures of your keys, and it records what you write using a pen and paper. Nothing is safe once your Glass has been hacked.

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  • SzaSza

    Is it necessary to mention that Google _has_ root access?

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      ermurgurd google is CIA and soylent is people and moons are filmed on sets

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      ermurgurd google is CIA and soylent is people and moons are filmed on sets

    • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

      It probably is necessary. Most people do not understand that Google is there only to collect as much information about you as possible. They they sell it to anyone that asks. Or, if it’s a government agency that even hints that they want it, they give it away.

      From “Don’t be evil” Google has gone to, “How evil can we be?”

      Remember, if the “service” is free, the product is you.

  • Manuel Landa

    Of course, you need to be wearing that shit for any of this to be of any effect.

  • Conspiracy Carrot

    Wait until some nefarious evil hacker mastermind takes control of all the transhumanists after they’ve “uploaded their consciousness” to their iBodies… He or she could create a cyborg army.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      They’d be androids after they “uploaded their consciousness”. Much more boring. Unless maybe they’re bladerunner androids

      • Conspiracy Carrot

        I hope they get you first.

  • ManwithnoCountry

    Um, yeah, you take them off, right?

  • ManwithnoCountry

    Um, yeah, you take them off, right?

  • gustave courbet

    Little did Orwell know that the magic of marketing would leave the ‘proles’ demanding telescreens.