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Bluetooth is ubiquitous … like, everywhere!
At this point we should recognize that if it is digital, it is subject to hacking. Is nothing safe? No, not even Bluetooth-enabled devices! See the information below and then wrap all your Bluetooth enabled devices in tin foil an put them in the bottom drawer of your bedroom dresser. I don’t believe this is a recommended solution, but that is how I feel about it.
CISA released on Nov. 4 this notification, “disclosed the BrakTooth BT exploiter in August have just released a proof of concept tool and BT exploits on GitHub to test Bluetooth devices for a family of new security vulnerabilities. Dubbed BrakTooth, the vulnerabilities affect over 1,400 product listings, including chipsets used in billions of devices from smartphones and computers sold through retailers to Internet of Things (IoT) devices and manufacturing/industrial/CI equipment.
See the comments below about this new revelation of the vulnerability of Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, Gurucul:
“CISA reports a number of vulnerabilities in Bluetooth, and given that it’s a legacy wireless technology, that’s no surprise. The real question is whether or not it can be fixed. Because phones and PCs use Bluetooth extensively, just about everyone is potentially affected by these vulnerabilities.
“If enterprises allow Bluetooth on their networks, it has to be monitored for abnormal activities. Individual users have to be aware of the potential for Bluetooth compromises, but their organizations have to help them. In many cases, organizations can identify unusual Bluetooth activity and let users know that there might be a problem. This is really the only way of identifying and remediating potential attacks against both individual devices and networks in general.”
Doug Britton, CEO, Haystack Solutions:
Bill Lawrence, CISO, SecurityGate.io:
Garret Grajek, CEO, YouAttest:
Maureen MacGregor shared this information above.
External Link: Now a Cyber Vulnerability With Bluetooth