Your Device is Now Paired…And Hacked

Over the past year, several kinda big hacks have reminded us that bluetooth technology isn’t exactly hacker-proof. At all. Last week, yet another bluetooth hacking technique has been uncovered. The new bluetooth device vulnerability was found in some big brands including Apple, Intel and Qualcomm and the tech-wizards are still testing Google, Android and Linux. Apparently, the bad guys can gain access to a bluetooth device during the pairing process via a man-in-the-middle attack. From there, the attacker can inject malware to steal data or mine for crypto. Even though Bluetooth SIG suggests that there is no indication that the vulnerability has been exploited, Apple and Intel have already released patches for this security vulnerability.