Say it with me: Bluetooth is not your friend.
It turns out that the frustratingly buggy way to pair speakers, printers, and numerous other third-party devices with your smartphone or computer can’t keep a secret. Security researchers this week announced a major vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows hackers to not only listen in on the data being sent between two devices, but clandestinely alter it as well.
“[An] attacker is able to the listen in on, or change the content of, nearby Bluetooth communication, even between devices that have previously been successfully paired,” the researchers explain. Read more…
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