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    Home Forums Code Red – Security/Privacy advisories Bluetooth vulnerable to short-range attacks

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        The Bluetooth security vulnerability is found in a wide range of chips from Intel, Qualcomm, and Samsung, meaning that a large number of non-Apple devices are also affected …

        The vulnerability relies on impersonating a previously-paired device and is thus dubbed Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS).

        Worryingly, BIAS attacks can impersonate either a ‘slave’ or ‘master’ device, meaning that the target device can be asked to either send data or, as in the case of a Bluetooth keyboard, accept it.

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