BlueBorne Attack Highlights Flaws in Linux, IoT Security

Popular consumer “smart” products, including Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Samsung’s Gear S3, are dangerously exposed to airborne cyberattacks conducted via Bluetooth.

Researchers at IoT security firm Armis earlier this year discovered Blueborne, a new group of airborne attacks. The vulnerabilities let attackers take full control of any device running Linux, or OS derived from Linux, putting the majority of IoT devices at risk of exposure. The researchers discussed and demonstrated their latest findings at Black Hat Europe 2017, held last week in London.

Read more about the Blueborne cyberattacks on DarkReading.

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