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A WARNING to Bluetooth users : BlueBorne on a rampage
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Sep 2017, 15:37    Post subject:  A WARNING to Bluetooth users : BlueBorne on a rampage
Subject description: BlueBorne is a set of Bluetooth security holes that just keeps on hitting.
 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/bluetooth-security-flaw-blueborne-iphone-android-windows-devices-at-risk/

Let's get to a solution first : Disable Bluetooth on all your computers.

Now the story :

Security flaws put billions of Bluetooth phones, devices at risk

It's thought to be the most widescale set of vulnerabilities based on the number of devices affected, hitting Windows desktops, Android devices, older iPhones and iPads, and smart devices.


A single infected device moving through a busy office past dozens of people with phones, tablets, or computers with Bluetooth switched on could cause a rapid infection across networks -- leading to network infiltration, ransomware attacks, or data theft.

Armis, which has a commercial stake in the IoT security space, warned that the attack vector can be exploited silently. And, though the attacks require close proximity to a vulnerable device, no interaction with a victim is needed, said the researchers.

The "undetectable" flaws, said researchers, put the majority of devices around the world at risk -- at least 5.3 billion devices -- including Windows, Android, Linux, and Apple devices.

"The research illustrates the types of threats facing us in this new connected age," said Dibrov.
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