It is possible to pair an older Android Wear smartwatch with an iPhone, despite concerns that it might not be possible, according to a report from 9to5Google.
On Monday, Google released a new Android Wear app for the iPhone that enables users to pair one of the many Android watches to the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus.
Before now, Android watches only worked with Android phones. However, even with the update, it appeared that many older Android Wear watches, such as the Moto 360 and Galaxy Gear series, would still not work with the iPhone.
Hackers have stolen more than 225,000 Apple accounts from iPhone customers.
Security company Palo Alto Networks is calling the attack “the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware.” Palo Alto Networks () discovered the hack along with Chinese tech group WeipTech.
The good news for most iPhone customers is that the malware, nicknamed KeyRaider, only targets “jailbroken” iPhones.
Jail-breaking allows iPhone owners to access parts of a phone’s file systems that are otherwise restricted for security reasons.
With a track record of practically zero mass malware infections in its eight-year history, the iPhone is a remarkably secure little computer. That is, until you jailbreak it, removing essentially all of its operating system’s security features, and start downloading shady Chinese apps. In that case, you might not be shocked—or at least shouldn’t be—to find that one of those rogue programs has been sharing your iTunes password with unsavory characters.
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