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Submission + - BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerability 'exposes almost every connected device' (betanews.com)

Mark Wilson writes: Armis Lab, the Internet of Things security firm, has revealed details of BlueBorne, a Bluetooth vulnerability that affects millions of iOS and Android smartphones, IoT devices, and Windows and Linux systems. In all, 5.3 billion devices are believed to be at risk.

The BlueBorne attack makes it possible for an attacker to spread malware or take control of nearby devices. What's particularly concerning is that for an attack to be successful, there is no need for device pairing, or even for a target device to be in discoverable mode. There's also no need for any sort of interaction by the victim — everything can happen completely silently in the background.

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BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerability 'exposes almost every connected device'

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