Turn off Bluetooth.

Just, do it.

Then read this:

    "... they were able to carry out other attacks. The most significant one allows hackers to intercept all network traffic sent to and from the targeted Windows computer and to modify that data at will. That means attackers could use Blueborne to bypass personal and corporate firewalls and exfiltrate sensitive data and possibly modify or otherwise tamper with it while it's in transit. The Android implementation is vulnerable to the same attack."



So Windows and iOS already have patches out for this? Maybe my reading comprehension is poor but it sounds like it's safe to enable bluetooth for those patched devices.

    Armis disclosed the vulnerability to major vendors prior to the disclosure; fully patched Windows systems and Ios devices are protected, and an Android update is being pushed today for Google phones.

posted by goobster: 279 days ago