BlueBorne (security vulnerability)

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BlueBorne is a generic term for several security vulnerabilities affecting electronic devices involving various Bluetooth implementations in Android, iOS, Linux and Windows.[1][2][3] Many devices are affected, including laptops, smart cars, smartphones and wearable gadgets. The vulnerabilities were first reported by Armis, an IoT security firm, on September 12, 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]

History[edit]

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

Impact[edit]

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]

Mitigation[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Staff (September 12, 2017). "The Attack Vector "BlueBorne" Exposes Almost Every Connected Device". Armis.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Staff (September 12, 2017). "BlueBorne - Protecting the Enterprise from BlueBorne" (PDF). Armis.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Biggs, Jpohn (September 12, 2017). "New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Newman, Lily Hay (September 13, 2017). "Hey, Turn Bluetooth Off When You're Not Using It". Wired. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Hildenbrand, Jerry (September 16, 2017). "Let's talk about Blueborne, the latest Bluetooth vulnerability". AndroidCentral.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Kerner, Sean Michael (September 12, 2017). "BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws Put Billions of Devices at Risk". eWeek. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Staff (September 21, 2017). "BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner by Armis - 2017". Google. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Staff (September 15, 2017). "Information on new BlueBorne security vulnerability". Cornell University. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Meyer, David (September 13, 2017). "How to Check If You're Exposed to Those Scary BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws". Fortune. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  10. ^ Geiger, Erik (September 20, 2017). ""BlueBorne" Exposes Millions Of Bluetooth Devices". Wisconsin University. Retrieved January 5, 2018.

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