We’ve seen a lot of firsts for the Google Glass ever since Google released its Explorer Edition of the wearable specs to those who were willing to pay for them. We’ve seen a number of applications already become available, and some truly amazing life experiences caught through the power of Google Glass. Unfortunately, Google Glass has gone through another first we hoped would have taken a bit longer to occur: its first exploit.
Google has quietly patched a Google Glass security exploit which previously allowed hackers to take control of the wearable specs simply by showing a specific QR code. Once the QR code is scanned, it’s then able to take advantage of the device’s streamlined setup process which gave access to its camera automatically and allowed the hacker to connect to compromised Wi-Fi networks, show all details of traffic from Google Glass, and even be able to take full control remotely.
Fortunately for future Google Glass wearer’s, Google has already fixed this exploit, but its previous existence is still worrisome, especially if hackers think of another way to exploit the wearable specs that has it performing similar tasks. This could make your private moments into something for the world to see, all without you realizing it.