Biden’s Peloton exercise bike could become a security concern in the White House
The new US President Joe Biden so far held up with one interactive exercise bike from the well-known brand Peloton fit – in the White House it could But high-tech bicycles are becoming a safety problem. Experts warn that the device connected to the Internet and equipped with a camera and microphone could Target of cyber attacks will.
The cybersecurity expert Max Kilger from the University of Texas warned in the magazine “Popular Mechanics” that even firewalls and software for detecting cyberattacks would not offer one hundred percent protection. “Really good and skilled” hackers could overcome this.
The solution would be simple, but also not very satisfactory, said the expert: “If you really want the peloton to be safe, you pull out the camera, microphone and network devices. And then you end up with a boring bike.”
The modern exercise bikes have become particularly popular during the corona pandemic because they are a virtual training Enable with others – for many a welcome change in the face of exit restrictions.
According to the New York Times newspaper, 78-year-old Biden used to train with weights, a treadmill and a peloton exercise bike in his home in Wilmington, Delaware. It is unclear what his fitness program will look like in the White House from now on.
According to an earlier report by the US technology portal “The Verge” already had the former First Lady Michelle Obama a peloton exercise bike in the White House. So were camera and microphone have been removed for safety reasons. (AFP)