So, on this relatively warm Spring day I sat on the steps outside our house with my Fitbit Ionic, by 10″ ASUS Android Tablet and my Google Pixel 2 phone. I had various GPS Altimeter APPS on the tablet and the phone. So, I kicked them up and also invoked the Fitbit Ionic Altitude APP.
None of the readings match up to each other!
Sacré bleu. This is pretty bad.
I will have to do more research. I expected some variance BUT nothing this bad. Basically NONE of my GPS altitude readings match. Oh, dear.
So the ‘Under Armour‘ breach, impacting 150 million users (and you read that right) took place in mid-February 2018 and we heard about it now.
What makes you think that Garmin and Fitbit has NOT been compromised? They very well could be. They either have not found or have not got around to telling us.
I am kind of resigned that all my data online is open to compromise and that this is now a fact of life.
I don’t think I have that much ‘secret’ at either Garmin or Fitbit. Following Equifax and Anthem ‘they’ already have my date-of-birth etc. I am NOT that fussed about my e-mail. That is available on the Internet.
But, I am giving you a heads up.
Just assume that any and all Fitness Tracker APPs you use are UNSAFE.