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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-bluffs-attack-lets-attackers-hijack-bluetooth-connections/

    Researchers at Eurecom have developed six new attacks collectively named ‘BLUFFS’ that can break the secrecy of Bluetooth sessions, allowing for device impersonation and man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks…

    These flaws are not specific to hardware or software configurations but are architectural instead, meaning they affect Bluetooth at a fundamental level.

    The issues are tracked under the identifier CVE-2023-24023 and impact Bluetooth Core Specification 4.2 through 5.4.

    Considering the widespread use of the well-established wireless communication standard and the versions impacted by the exploits, BLUFFS could work against billions of devices, including laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices…

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      “The Eurecom paper presents test results for BLUFFS against various devices, including smartphones, earphones, and laptops, running Bluetooth versions 4.1 through 5.2.”

      Gee, I’m running BT 4.0; being behind the curse is sometimes a good thing. 🙂

      Seriously, BT ‘s main fault IMHO is that it has been built up over the years by committees…and Marketing ones at that:

      “Do you think it should really be blue, I mean, it’s such a down color…”

      Strictly “B” Ark material.

      I was told long ago that the safest way to pair devices was in the middle of a desert, or, failing that, a large empty parking lot at 3 A.M.

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