Much like how cyber criminals are increasingly targeting mobile devices over PCs, it's a virtual certainty that as wearable devices go more mainstream they'll be targeted by hackers.
"Once people see the power of a new technology and they start adopting it, they'll start using it for things like payments, storing sensitive data, business communications and when people start doing that, now there's an incentive for attackers to go after the device," said Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer at the security firm Lookout.
Which leads us to the Apple Watch.
While the watch doesn't hit shelves until April 24, security researchers are already trying to figure out what vulnerabilities might exist. And while there's no way to identify risks until the watch is in hand, the reality is anytime a device becomes connected to the Internet there's the potential for problems.
"The more ways we make data more convenient, the more risk there is to access the data and access things without your knowledge," Mahaffey said. "Just like adding another door to your house, it's just adding another way for bad guys to get in." (Tweet This.)