BlueBorne (security vulnerability)

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BlueBorne is a type of security vulnerability with Bluetooth implementations in Android, iOS, Linux and Windows.[1][2][3] It affects many electronic devices such as laptops, smart cars, smartphones and wearable gadgets. One example is CVE-2017-14315. The vulnerabilities were first reported by Armis, an IoT security firm, on 12 September 2017.[1][2][4][5][6] According to Armis, "The BlueBorne attack vector can potentially affect all devices with Bluetooth capabilities, estimated at over 8.2 billion devices today [2017]."[1]


The BlueBorne security vulnerabilities were first reported by Armis, an IoT security firm, on 12 September 2017.[1]


In 2017, BlueBorne was estimated to potentially affect over 8.2 billion devices worldwide.[1] Many devices are affected, including laptops, smart cars, smartphones and wearable gadgets.[1][2][4][5][6]


Google provides a BlueBorne vulnerability scanner from Armis for Android.[7] Procedures[clarification needed] to help protect devices from the BlueBorne security vulnerabilities were reported by September 2017.[8][9][10][needs update]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Staff (12 September 2017). "The Attack Vector "BlueBorne" Exposes Almost Every Connected Device". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Staff (12 September 2017). "BlueBorne - Protecting the Enterprise from BlueBorne" (PDF). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ Biggs, Jpohn (12 September 2017). "New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds". TechCrunch. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Newman, Lily Hay (13 September 2017). "Hey, Turn Bluetooth Off When You're Not Using It". Wired. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Hildenbrand, Jerry (16 September 2017). "Let's talk about Blueborne, the latest Bluetooth vulnerability". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Kerner, Sean Michael (12 September 2017). "BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws Put Billions of Devices at Risk". eWeek. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  7. ^ Staff (12 September 2017). "BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner by Armis - 2017". Google. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  8. ^ Staff (15 September 2017). "Information on new BlueBorne security vulnerability". Cornell University. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  9. ^ Meyer, David (13 September 2017). "How to Check If You're Exposed to Those Scary BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws". Fortune. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  10. ^ Geiger, Erik (20 September 2017). ""BlueBorne" Exposes Millions of Bluetooth Devices". Wisconsin University. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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