According to one Google Glass developer, the current version of the technology is highly vulnerable to hackers who could control the device remotely and “watch your every move.”
Software developer Jay Freeman, who is one of Google's early testers, said a known security flaw in Google's Android software enables hackers to install malicious software on Glass that lets them conduct surveillance on its users.
"They have control over a camera and a microphone that are attached to your head," he said. "A bugged Glass doesn't just watch your every move: it watches everything you are looking at ... and hears everything you do. The only thing it doesn't know are your thoughts."
And, since Glass doesn't let users lock the device with a PIN code, this could happen at any time, Freeman says.
Charlie Miller, a member of Twitter's security team, told The Huffington Post that a weakness in Glass would be difficult for a hacker to exploit since it would require a Glass user to leave the device unattended for several minutes while the hacker installed the malware.
Of course, Google says Glass is still a work in progress—hence testers like Freeman. And it won't be on the market until at least next year. Hopefully by then the questions that these types of findings raise will be answered.