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2 Billion Bluetooth Devices Remain Exposed to Airborne Attack Vulnerabilities

September 14, 2018

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One year after Armis disclosed ‘BlueBorne,’ a large number of Android, Linux, and iOS devices remain unpatched.

One year after security vendor Armis disclosed a set of nine exploitable vulnerabilities in Bluetooth, some 2 billion devices — including hundreds of millions of Android and iOS smartphones — remain exposed to the threat.

Armis disclosed the vulnerabilities — collectively dubbed “BlueBorne” — last September, describing them as an attack vector for adversaries to take complete control of Bluetooth devices. At the time, the company estimated some 5 billion Bluetooth-enabled products, including laptops, phones, smartwatches, and TVs, were impacted.

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