23 Nov 2020

This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes

A security researcher from Belgian university KU Leuven has revealed a series of security vulnerabilities he uncovered in both Tesla Model X cars and their keyless entry fobs. The researchers, Lennert Wouters, claims that the vulnerabilities can be exploited together and lead to an adversary breaking into the car and

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14 Oct 2020

Google warns of severe ‘BleedingTooth’ Bluetooth flaw in Linux kernel

A new vulnerability has been disclosed by Google, a high-severity flaw that affects Linux devices. The bug reportedly lies in the Bluetooth stack within Linux kernel versions 5.9 and below that support BlueZ. Cybersecurity firms are urging users to update the Linux kernel to version 5.9, which was released just

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17 Sep 2020

Bluetooth Spoofing Bug Affects Billions of IoT Devices

Academic researchers at Purdue University have discovered a vulnerability within Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) that could allow for spoofing attacks. This bug remains unpatched in Android devices, potentially impacting millions of consumers and billions of IoT devices. The BLE spoofing vulnerability is likely a result of security experts overlooking the

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10 Sep 2020

Bluetooth Bug Could Allow MITM Attacks

A new vulnerability within Bluetooth has been discovered by security researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Purdue University. The flaw could potentially allow attackers to perform malicious man in the middle attacks, obtaining access to private services and sensitive information. The bug lies in the Cross-Transport

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02 Sep 2020

Google and Apple Change Tactics on Contact Tracing Tech

In April, Apple and Google announced that they would team up to combat COVID-19 outbreaks and the ongoing pandemic through developing a contact tracing app utilizing Bluetooth signals from smartphones. The contact tracing was designed to help alert users to potential exposures, as well as help public health officials to

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26 Jun 2020

Japanese Firm Unveils Smart Face Mask That Connects To Phones

A Japanese startup has designed and released a new smart face mask that connects to phones, lets users make calls remotely, and can amplify the wearer’s voice in case they can’t be heard clearly through the mask. The mask can also send messages via speech. The company behind the new

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27 May 2020

State-Based Contact-Tracing Apps Could Be a Mess

Worldwide, governments have been exploring contact tracing options that utilize technology, aiming to combat the spread of COVID-19. The United States has not done so yet, and it seems as though the apps will be deployed on a state-to-state basis, leaving room for potential backlash or deliberation over which states

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20 May 2020

Bluetooth Bugs Allow Impersonation Attacks on Legions of Devices

According to security researchers, unpatched security bugs remain in Bluetooth chips from companies like Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, and others, allowing for Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks (BIAS). Researchers found the vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Classic, allowing attackers to spoof paired devices, posing as a trusted endpoint. This then allows the attackers to

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04 May 2020

India orders mandatory use of COVID-19 contact tracing app for all workers

On Friday, the Indian government announced that it is implementing a mandatory download of the nation’s COVID-19 contact tracing app for all workers in both the public and private sectors. India is preparing to ease lockdown measures for its lower-risk areas and has been working on re-opening non-essential businesses. Along

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30 Apr 2020

2 million Australians have downloaded a coronavirus contact tracing app

A new COVID-19 tracing app called COVIDSafe was launched in Australia on Sunday and has already amassed more than 2 million downloads in just a matter of days. The app is voluntary and is designed to aid health authorities in tracking what individuals a COIVD-19 patient may have come into

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