Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
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Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:52:08 PM »
there's a new malware that is effecting many devices using bluetooth, including linux boxes running BlueZ and a lot of androids...

"Currently, all Windows devices running Vista or later, all Linux devices running BlueZ or Tizen 3.3-rc1, all Android devices, and all versions of iOS running iOS 9.x or earlier are affected. iOS 10 and later devices from Apple are not affected. Google has pushed out a solution, but only for Nougat and Marshmallow. Earlier versions of Android will reportedly not be patched."



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Re: Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 02:53:07 PM »
hmmm i have androidseven andhavent received crap yet foran update 
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Re: Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 10:03:38 PM »
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there's a new malware that is effecting many devices using bluetooth, including linux boxes running BlueZ and a lot of androids...

"Currently, all Windows devices running Vista or later, all Linux devices running BlueZ or Tizen 3.3-rc1, all Android devices, and all versions of iOS running iOS 9.x or earlier are affected. iOS 10 and later devices from Apple are not affected. Google has pushed out a solution, but only for Nougat and Marshmallow. Earlier versions of Android will reportedly not be patched."



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Haven't run across this issue yet, however it mentions that all Android phones are affected so I guess it means that I'm part of the crowd that needs to be concerned. Hopefully, now this is out in the open they push out a fix ASAP for the affected devices.
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Re: Re: Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 01:07:12 PM »
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hmmm i have androidseven andhavent received crap yet foran update

Yeah, I'm marshmallow and haven't had any updates either... I wonder how dangerous it is if you don't use the Bluetooth much, because mostly I don't.
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Re: Re: Re: Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 07:03:22 PM »
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Yeah, I'm marshmallow and haven't had any updates either... I wonder how dangerous it is if you don't use the Bluetooth much, because mostly I don't.

I would imagine that as long as you keep Bluetooth off for the most part, you shouldn't have an issue with it unless somehow they figure out how to turn it on remotely. Me on the other hand, I use Bluetooth almost religiously between my at home headsets and in my car, so I probably have more to be concerned with. May just need to start turning it off when I don't need it. Problem is, that is easier said than done. ;)
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Malware in Bluetooth (not strictly Linux... but)
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 09:08:17 PM »
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I would imagine that as long as you keep Bluetooth off for the most part, you shouldn't have an issue with it unless somehow they figure out how to turn it on remotely. Me on the other hand, I use Bluetooth almost religiously between my at home headsets and in my car, so I probably have more to be concerned with. May just need to start turning it off when I don't need it. Problem is, that is easier said than done. ;)


I believe mine is set to always being on, but then, nobody around here uses it... I use it once in a great while for the external keyboard for my tablet, but that's pretty much it.

But I have not had any issues. I don't think anyone has ever tried to connect to my phone or tablet. I kind of think bluetooth is a little beyond the abilities of most of the backwoods rednecks around here
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