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BlueBorne Attacks Impact Bluetooth Devices [44259]

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: BlueBorne Attacks Impact Bluetooth Devices [44259] Reply with quote

IoT-focused security company Armis Labs revealed a Bluetooth-based attack that impacts billions of devices, including Android, Linux, and unpatched Windows and iOS10 or earlier devices. Along with the Bluetooth attack, which the company called uot;BlueBorne,uot; Armis also revealed eight zero-day vulnerabilities th

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner by Armis
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.armis.blueborne_detector
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh, just disable bluetooth and be done with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Csimbi wrote:
Meh, just disable bluetooth and be done with it.


Ya ok Mr. Simpleton, if only it was that easy...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom wrote:
Csimbi wrote:
Meh, just disable bluetooth and be done with it.


Ya ok Mr. Simpleton, if only it was that easy...



But he is right. Hack requires BT ON, can't work with BT OFF. Though, hacker maybe could intrude the system by other means to enable BT. Then again, if you are dealing with someone like that, you are screwed no matter what you do... Very Happy
anyway, here's a more in dept article about exploit:
http://cinemablaze.com/2017/09/14/bluetooth-hack-doesnt-require-pairing-with-victims-devices.html
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gx-x wrote:
Tom wrote:
Csimbi wrote:
Meh, just disable bluetooth and be done with it.


Ya ok Mr. Simpleton, if only it was that easy...



But he is right. Hack requires BT ON, can't work with BT OFF. Though, hacker maybe could intrude the system by other means to enable BT. Then again, if you are dealing with someone like that, you are screwed no matter what you do... Very Happy
anyway, here's a more in dept article about exploit:
http://cinemablaze.com/2017/09/14/bluetooth-hack-doesnt-require-pairing-with-victims-devices.html


There are many systems out there and people don't even know the bluetooth is on and there are millions/billions of other systems where bluetooth is required to be on or on by default. In a perfect world you could just turn off bluetooth, unfortunately that's not the case. You posted the article right there, hack doesn't even need pairing. Bingo!! Rolling Eyes I stand by my comment. He's a simpleton.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well my phone is vulnerable, my TV is vulnerable, my wifes phone is vulnerable.
iPad is "low risk" whatever that means. My stack of Raspberry Pi's are also "low risk".
My watch isn't vulnerable though.

An attacker is basically going to have to sit on my lap though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your personal status has nothing to do with the global status so writing something like this with such logic is simple minded. Locks on stores machines atms, banks and other financial institutions, government it could be hacked simply hosting bluetooth connections.It could be a lot worse. I've never been a fan of Bluetooth myself but it's been forced down everyones throat.
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