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Bluetooth enhances support for location services with new direction finding feature

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) revealed a new direction finding feature that holds the potential to enhance the performance of Bluetooth location services …

Bleedingbit
Bleedingbit: Critical vulnerabilities in BLE chips expose millions of access points to attack

Armis today announced the discovery of two critical vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chips made by Texas Instruments (TI) and used in Cisco, Meraki and Aruba …

Bluetooth
Bluetooth vulnerability allows snooping of traffic between paired devices

Researchers Eli Biham and Lior Neumann have discovered a vulnerability in two Bluetooth features that could be exploited by attackers to gain a man-in-the-middle position and …

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Patch Tuesday: 80+ vulnerabilities fixed, one exploited in the wild

As part of its regular, monthly Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft has released patches for 81 new vulnerabilities, including a zero-day in the .NET Framework. The September …

Bluetooth
Billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices vulnerable to new airborne attacks

Eight zero-day vulnerabilities affecting the Android, Windows, Linux and iOS implementations of Bluetooth can be exploited by attackers to extract information from, execute …

Bluetooth mesh
Bluetooth now supports mesh networking, ideally suited for building automation

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today that Bluetooth technology now supports mesh networking. The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device …

Nest Cam Outdoor
Burglars can easily make Google Nest security cameras stop recording

Google Nest’s Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, Nest Cam Outdoor and Nest Cam Indoor security cameras can be easily disabled by an attacker that’s in their Bluetooth range, a …

brain
CloudPets connected toys can be turned into remote surveillance devices

The CloudPets data breach saga continues, as Spiral Toys finally reported the breach to the California Attorney General’s Office. As a reminder: Leaked data provided to …

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How IoT initiatives impact the IT infrastructure

Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure spending is making inroads into enterprise IT budgets across a diverse set of industry verticals. Improved business offerings, IoT data …

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Traveling on business? Beware of targeted spying on mobile

Corporate spying is a real threat in the world of cyber war. Employees traveling on behalf of their company could create opportunities for sophisticated adversaries to take …

Bluetooth
Fresh Bluetooth Developer Toolkit line tackles IoT security, interoperability

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released several updates to its developer toolkit line-up, which enables developers to build smarter when creating things like …

The dangers of connecting phones to connected cars

As smart, connected cars get more ubiquitous, they are often the only option you get when renting a car from a rental agency. With all the reports about car hacking, you might …

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