Jan 17 2021

President Biden’s Peloton exercise equipment under scrutiny

Category: Information SecurityDISC @ 11:36 pm

President Joe Biden can’t bring his Peloton exercise equipment to the White House due to security reasons.

Peloton devices are connected online and are equipped with a camera and microphone that give the users an immersive experience and communications capabilities. On the other side, these features pose a potential risk to the user in case of a hack, and President Joe Biden is a privileged target.

To secure the exercise equipment, Biden’s Peloton may have to be modified, removing the microphone, camera and networking equipment.

“If you really want that Peloton to be secure, you yank out the camera, you yank out the microphone, and you yank out the networking equipment … and you basically have a boring bike,” Max Kilger, Ph.D., director of the Data Analytics Program and Associate Professor in Practice at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told Popular Mechanics. “You lose the shiny object and the attractiveness.”

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