Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1291 Bluetooth hack leaves many smart locks, IoT devices vulnerable
Sławomir Jasek with research firm SecuRing is sounding an alarm over the growing number of Bluetooth devices used for keyless entry and mobile point-of-sales systems that are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Jasek said the problem is traced back to devices that use the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) feature for access control. He said too often companies do not correctly implement the bonding and encryption protections offered in the standard. This shortcoming could allow attackers to clone BLE devices and gain unauthorized access to a physical asset when a smartphone is used as a device controller.
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#1291 Bluetooth hack leaves many smart locks, IoT devices vulnerable
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#1289 Copperhead OS: The startup that wants to solve Android’s woeful security
#1288 Shade: not by encryption alone
#1287 A new wireless hack can unlock 100 million volkswagens
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