Last ride for Joe Biden’s beloved Peloton: New president could be forced to ditch his high-tech exercise bike because of cyber-security risks
- President-elect Joe Biden could be forced to give up his Peloton exercise bike
- The stationary bike has camera and microphone which could pose security risks
- Biden previously said he uses the bike as part of his daily morning workout
Joe Biden could be forced to change his workout routine when he moves into the White House because of potential security concerns over his Peloton bike.
The popular exercise bike connects to the internet and has an in-built microphone and camera that could pose a hack risk, according to Popular Mechanics.
As a result, the Secret Service could force the 78-year-old President-elect to leave behind the bike when he takes up residency in the White House.
Max Kilger, Ph.D., director of the Data Analytics Program and Associate Professor in Practice at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told the website: ‘Because you’re connected to the internet, even though there are firewalls and intrusion detection software… those things can be gotten around if you’re really good and skilled.’
Joe Biden (pictured) could be forced to change his workout routine when he moves into the White House because of potential security concerns over his Peloton bike
Kilger moved on to say that if a hacker was able to gain access to the Peloton bike then they could potentially also breach any device connected to it.
He also said that if Biden was determined to keep hold of his exercise bike then the secret service may have to rip out the components that pose the potential security risks.
Although, he said, this then eliminates the attractiveness of the machine.
Peloton exercise bikes are indoor stationary bicycles that cost upward of $1900 each and have smart tablets attached to them which allow owners to connect with other people.
The popular exercise bike (pictured) connects to the internet and has an in-built microphone and camera that could pose a hack risk
On the company website, Peloton says: ‘No…