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Kudos0

Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

Has anyone heard of an insidious vulnerabilty called "Blue Borne" whereby a hacker within range of a device or vehicle can easily install malware thru activated bluetooth, then take it over and infect other nearby devices without detection ? Is it legit ? And outside of the Off setting , is there anything within Norton Mobile Antivirus that addresses this ? (So far i haven't seen a lot of information or alerts coming from major AV Companies). Some manufacturers may have patched. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/bluetooth-devi... Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

Hello Mctron. The vulnerability is legit per this CERT notice in 2017. There is also a listing of vendors who are affected in the article. The vulnerability was listed as cross-platform affecting iOS, Linux, Windows and Android. Most platforms have been patched long ago and are no longer vulnerable. If your device uses BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) it is NOT affected. Please read this article.

Does Norton protect you? Here is a look at what versions of Norton provide for protection. I have a multiple device subscription under Norton Core Security Plus and have mobile installed on all my mobile devices. It protects us whether on the network or outside the network. The free version will most likely provide limited protection, my suggestion is a multi-device subscription.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1803 / build 17134.286 / NSBU 22.15.1.8 / Norton Core v.267
Kudos0

Re: Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

Hello Mctron. I'm following up to see if we can provide more info or have we answered your questions?

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1803 / build 17134.286 / NSBU 22.15.1.8 / Norton Core v.267