Ben Seri, one of Armis' researchers, used the vulnerabilities to connect to the Pixel without any input from the device. The result: Blueborne can carry out remote code-execution attacks on both OSes that are both stealthy and reliable.
"We have released security updates for these issues, and will continue working with other affected platforms across the industry to develop protections that help keep users safe", says Aaron Stein, a Google spokesperson.
BlueBorne vulnerabilities are tracked under the following identifiers: CVE-2017-0781, CVE-2017-0782, CVE-2017-0783, and CVE-2017-0785 for Android devices; CVE-2017-1000251 and CVE-2017-1000250 for Linux; and CVE-2017-8628 on Windows. Google, meanwhile, provided device manufacturers with a patch last month.
Hurricane Irma lashes Cuba; Jose poses threat elsewhere
Cheetahs, horses and sloths have been evacuated ahead of the storm, and some of the animals were taken to a Key West Jail. Meanwhile, Irma has hit the Florida Keys, a chain of islands off the southern tip of Florida, with hurricane-grade winds.
Users who aren't expecting a patch for the BlueBorne attack on their devices (such as owners of older Android smartphones) would do best to disable Bluetooth and only enable it for a short time when needed, if at all.
A single infected device moving through a busy office past dozens of people with phones, tablets, or computers with Bluetooth switched on could cause a rapid infection across networks - leading to network infiltration, ransomware attacks, or data theft. That means attackers could use BlueBorne to bypass personal and corporate firewalls and exfiltrate sensitive data and possibly modify or otherwise tamper with it while it's in transit.
BlueBorne-Android Take Over Demo.
The eight Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities affect an estimated 5.3 billion Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows devices, according to Izrael. The researchers consider three of the flaws to be critical.
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Linux devices running BlueZ are affected by the information leak flaw and those from version 3.3-rc1, released in October 2011, are affected by the remote code execution flaw.
The researchers said they expect Linux, which is an open source project managed by a community of volunteers, to release a fix soon. While the underlying vulnerability exists in some form across most Android and Linux devices, the specific exploit varies from system to system, making it hard to write a single virus that would be able to target every vulnerable device.
Typical of most proof-of-concept exploits, the BlueBorne attacks demonstrated in the videos are relatively simple. Other devices running older versions of Android and Linux could be vulnerable. Turns that Bluetooth into a rotten black one. The vulnerabilities reported by Armis now reinforce the wisdom of that advice. When patches are available, consumers should update their devices to the latest available operating systems in order to protect themselves from the attacks. He also downplayed the likelihood of active BlueBorne attacks, noting that there's no indication either of the Broadcom chip vulnerabilities has ever been exploited in the wild. "This vulnerability resides in the Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP) service, which enables internet sharing over a Bluetooth connection (tethering)". Once he enters the bank, his device infects others and grants attackers a foothold on a previously secured network. What's more: "An attacker that would want to weaponize these exploits could achieve generic exploits with very little work".
Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a risky Category 4 storm, the second highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. Defense Department said it may need to help evacuate about 10,000 people stranded in the Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma.
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The remnants of Irma continued to track across Alabama on Tuesday, but it appeared the worst from the storm in the state was over. Irma's 11.25 days as a hurricane were the most since Nicole in 2016 and tied for the 23rd most in the satellite era.
Life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds are the likely main threats in the coming hours all across Florida's west coast. FEMA Chief Brock Long said he believed the Keys and Collier County in southwest Florida took the brunt of the storm .
Commercial vehicle sales, too, increased 23.22% year on year to 65,310 units due to increase in movement of goods, SIAM said. Vehicle sales grew by 12 per cent and vans by 11 per cent, according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
Any BlackBerry Priv users out there? According to BlackBerry's GM, Alex Thurber , the Priv won't get updated to Android Nougat . Having said that, BlackBerry is a leading name in the field of enterprise-level security that derives from regular updates.
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However, electricity generation stood out as it posted a growth of 6.5 per cent in July, up from 2.1 per cent in July 2016. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), fashion costs rose at an annual rate of 4.6% in August.
Regardless of Jose's exact track, there will be beach concerns up and down the East Coast as the storm churns offshore. At 5 p.m., the center of the storm was about 480 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island.
US Proposes New Sanctions for North Korea
US President Donald Trump had previously warned the US could cut off trade with countries that do business with North Korea. Still, North Korea denounced efforts by Washington to impose new UN-backed sanctions against the country.
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