If you’ve been following the CyberBrief, you know that we’re watching closely the development of bluetooth security, as it affects so much of our lives in a connected world. Recently, security researchers have unveiled details of two critical vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chips embedded in millions of network access points around the world.

The vulnerability, known as BleedingBit, could allow remote attackers to take control of critical medical devices like insulin pumps and pacemakers as well as point-of-sales and other IoT devices. The makers of the vulnerable BLE chips, including Texas Instruments, Cisco and Aruba have all released patches or updates to address the problem.