Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has published a report on a serious Bluetooth vulnerability, which not only affects smartphones, but other devices like tablets, laptops and basically most Bluetooth enabled devices. The bug was discovered by Lior Neumann and Eli Biham of the Israel Institute of Technology and it is tracked by the number CVE-2018-5383. There is apparently an issue with the data encryption process when data is transferred between two devices and this allows an attacker in near vicinity to capture and decrypt the data being shared via Bluetooth. “An unauthenticated, remote attacker within range may be able to utilize a man-in-the-middle network position to determine the cryptographic keys used by the device. The attacker can then intercept and decrypt and/or forge and inject device messages,” explains CERT.
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