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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 1809 / build 17763.134 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270
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 1809 / build 17763.134 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270
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Kudos0

Re: Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

Thanks a lot
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

You are most welcome. If you believe the thread has been solved please mark the appropriate post that was the solution so others with like questions can then see the solution. Have a grand day.

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 1809 / build 17763.134 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270
Kudos0

Re: Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

Hi , i thought of an additional question. Would Norton Mobile Premium which i have also protect against Bluetooth attacks ? Or is Norton Core best suited for that ? Is Core for Mobile Android. Really, can any Antivirus recognize and handle a bluetooth attack such as Blueborne ? Thanks
Kudos0

Re: Bluetooth Blueborne Vulnerability

Your Norton Mobile product will protect against malware being installed. It cannot block Bluetooth connections.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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