Bluetooth headset maker Jawbone informed its customers recently that its MyTalk service has been hacked. In a letter to users obtained by Engadget, Jawbone wrote that it was the target of an “isolated” attack aimed at accessing user information. The company said that the hackers stole some of its MyTalk users’ names, e-mail addresses, and the encrypted version of their password. “We took immediate action to protect your login information,” Jawbone wrote to its customers. “Based on our investigation to date, we do not believe there has been any unauthorized use of login information or unauthorized access to information in your account.” Although Jawbone is best known for its Bluetooth headsets, the company’s MyTalk platform allows owners to customize their device through additional applications that can enhance the functionality of their headset or speaker.
Jawbone and MyTalk Suffer ‘Limited’ Hack
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).