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The perks of Bluetooth technology come with several security risks and one such threat has been identified by a group of academics. Discovered as a new Bluetooth Low Energy Spoofing Attacks (BLESA), it affects billions of IoT devices, including smartphones and laptops. Successful exploitation of the flaw can allow threat actors to connect with a device and send spoofed data to it.
Moreover, researchers have successfully hacked Facebook by exploiting three recently discovered vulnerabilities in MobileIron’s Mobile Device Management system. These flaws were reported to MobileIron in March and a patch was released later.
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A team of academics has discovered a new Bluetooth Low Energy Spoofing Attacks (BLESA) flaw that affects billions of IoT devices. It exploits a vulnerability that arises from the authentication mechanism used while reconnecting with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Successful exploitation of the flaw can allow threat actors to connect with a device and send spoofed data to it. As of June 2020, while Apple has assigned the CVE-2020-9770 to the vulnerability and fixed it
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Posted on: September 16, 2020
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