Bluetooth: It's complicated. Armis Labs researchers see pitfalls

This morning, Armis security published details of a new Bluetooth vulnerability that could potentially expose millions of devices to remote attack. Dubbed Blueborne, the attack works by masquerading as a Bluetooth device and exploiting weaknesses in the protocol to deploy malicious code, similar to the Broadcom Wi-Fi attack disclosed earlier this year. Because Bluetooth devices have high privileges in most operating systems, the attack can be executed without any input from the user. Blueborne doesn’t require devices to be paired with the malicious device, or even be set in discoverable mode. Any iPhones running iOS 10 are immune to the attack, and Microsoft deployed a patch to fix the bug in July. That leaves Android devices as the most... Continue reading…

Terrifying BlueBorne hack spreads viruses via Bluetooth

According to Palo Alto-based security company Armis, 'BlueBorne' can endanger all major mobile, desktop and smart devices - including those on Android, iOS and Windows (stock image). ...

Fri 15 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

New Bluetooth Malware Affects Billions of Devices, Requires No Pairing

A new security flaw affects billions of devices -- with a "b" -- and anything that can communicate with the Bluetooth protocol. Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android products are all affected. The ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Extremetech

BlueBorne Bluetooth Vulnerability Can Hack Your Phone In Seconds

A security company called Armis is spilling the beans on a collection of eight different exploits that it is collectively calling BlueBorne. These exploits can allow a hacker access to your ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from HotHardware

Some phones and laptops are vulnerable to 'BlueBorne' exploit

Armis security has identified a new vulnerability in computers and mobile devices that leaves them susceptible to attack via Bluetooth. The exploit, dubbed "BlueBorne," doesn't ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Engadget

New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in ten seconds

 Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called Blueborne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from TechCrunch

Billions of devices impacted by new Bluetooth attack

Researchers at Armis Labs on Tuesday detailed a new attack vector which they claim can potentially affect all devices with Bluetooth capabilities.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Techspot

New Bluetooth vulnerability can be exploited to silently hack Android phones

This morning, Armis security published details of a new Bluetooth vulnerability that could potentially expose millions of devices to remote attack. Dubbed Blueborne, the attack works ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from The Verge

Billions of Bluetooth devices could get hit by this attack - CNET

More than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to a "highly infectious" malware attack. Go ahead, blame the internet of things.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Billions of devices imperiled by new clickless Bluetooth attack

Blueborne exploit works against unpatched devices running Android, Linux, or Windows.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Arstechnica

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