As always, new security issues affecting mobile devices are on the rise and now Android users have to worry about the newly discovered BlueBorne hack. Windows and iOS phones are protected against it but only if you have installed the September 12th security patch on Windows or run iOS 9.3.5 or later. A security patch is already rolling out to Android devices but we all know that updates aren’t exactly instant in the Android universe, especially compared to Apple’s or Microsoft’s updates.
The BlueBorne attack can also work on other Bluetooth devices, including computers and IoT gadgets. The BlueBorne attack was discovered by a security company, Armis, and the BlueBorne threat is a collection of eight exploits that can be used immediately against no less than 5.3 billion devices.
The hacker can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth without the user knowing. Considering that many users leave Bluetooth turned on by default, it’s probably easy to find a target.
But once the hackers get into a device and start controlling the screen and apps it’ll be obvious to anyone looking at the phone that something has gone terribly wrong.You can have a look at the video below to understand exactly how BlueBorne attacks your Android device's data!
Be safe out there, everyone!