Database with data on 61M Apple HealthKit & fitbit accounts briefly exposed

Researchers discovered an unsecured GetHealth database with over 61 million fitness records in plain text, most detailing Fitbit and Apple HealthKit users.

Apple's HealthKit stores users data including activity and wellnessApple’s HealthKit stores users data including activity and wellness

Seven years after it was first announced, Apple’s HealthKit is a key part in Apple Watch, iPhone, and — with the user’s permission — also third party apps. Now one such third-party company has been found to be storing user data from HealthKit, Fitbit, and others, in an unsecured repository.

Read more…