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September 12, 2017, 10:55:28 PM
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https://twitter.com/notsofast/status/907613862727438342
Turn off #Bluetooth on all #Android and #Windows devices until the #Blueborne exploit is patched. $crypto wallets potentially vulnerable.

https://threatpost.com/wireless-blueborne-attacks-target-billions-of-bluetooth-devices/127921/

airbitz wallet etc. not safe until you turn bluetooth off

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September 13, 2017, 12:40:29 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth
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September 13, 2017, 01:33:39 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth

What day and age are you living in?  Tongue
Bluetooth headsets, bluetooth on smartphones, laptops/pc, android boxes etc.

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September 13, 2017, 03:40:05 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth

There are few smart devices that actually connect through wireless or Bluetooth, like a smart watch, smart wallet, etc.
Which makes the users as a target for this kind of hack attempt, just another step to crack down your smartphone.
There are many people who using online wallet such as blockchain, breadwallet or electrum in their smartphones.
That's why this information is a good warn for everyone who using some connected smart devices.

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September 13, 2017, 03:50:57 AM
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I thought bluetooth was just a signal that transmits from your device when you want to share something? What am I missing here?


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September 30, 2017, 06:45:45 AM
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https://twitter.com/notsofast/status/907613862727438342
Turn off #Bluetooth on all #Android and #Windows devices until the #Blueborne exploit is patched. $crypto wallets potentially vulnerable.

https://threatpost.com/wireless-blueborne-attacks-target-billions-of-bluetooth-devices/127921/

airbitz wallet etc. not safe until you turn bluetooth off

If you just leave your bluetooth turned on then it would give you higher risk, also you should change your bluetooth settings and require some passcodes before pairing. It's my first time hearing about a virus via bluetooth but I don't think it is impossible. Anyway we should all check our connectivity settings and make sure it is on private for safety precautions.

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September 30, 2017, 06:53:36 AM
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is this a new way hackers to steal data from a laptop or someone's mobile phone? how they do it when using bluetooth do not use internet access to send data to others. even a hacker can steal something from us that does not even access the internet at the time of submission?
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September 30, 2017, 07:58:51 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth
I use it because sometimes I use a bluetooth headphones. Not just to send files but conect machines

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September 30, 2017, 09:52:53 AM
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I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth
Stop using anecdotal evidence.  There are billions of Bluetooth-compatible devices all over the world, and loads of them are left on.

If this is a problem that gets exploited to access a significant amount of these devices, it would be a ridiculously large security vulnerability which would hinder the development of further technology for years to come.

Personally, I use Bluetooth regularly for music in cars and I have a crypto wallet on my phone (not Bitcoin).

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September 30, 2017, 10:10:37 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth
File transfer is the least common reasons people use Bluetooth.
Headphones, speakers, smartwatches, car radios, fitness trackers, TVs are what people use that requires an active Bluetooth connection, and there are MANY people who use such devices.
Therefore you're wrong.

   
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September 30, 2017, 10:39:31 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth

Well guess what ! WE ARE IN  2017.
Ever heard of blutooth headphones, car stereos, tvs, smart watches ? WELCOME THEN.

No one uses blutooth for file transfer is acceptable but saying that no one uses it at all is meaningless.
I'm one of the people who uses Blutooth on a  daily basis to connect to my car stereo every single day when I'm out.

The fact that Blutooth  is getting hacked or virsued is kinda wierd to me because its only job is to receive files or send them with your permissions. It doesn't have like absolute control of anything. So how does exploiting it give hackers/thieves access to my stuff Huh

Well if this actually becomes a thing then it won't be only things connected to the internet that are vulnerable but anything that has a channel open with any surrounding electronic environment.


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September 30, 2017, 11:20:08 AM
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https://twitter.com/notsofast/status/907613862727438342
Turn off #Bluetooth on all #Android and #Windows devices until the #Blueborne exploit is patched. $crypto wallets potentially vulnerable.

https://threatpost.com/wireless-blueborne-attacks-target-billions-of-bluetooth-devices/127921/

airbitz wallet etc. not safe until you turn bluetooth off
this is something crazy, i've watched her video. with just a few seconds a person can control our android. I can not imagine if this happens and can directly steal important data stored.

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September 30, 2017, 11:23:21 AM
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Honestly I dont really know who uses bluetooth everyday,since you can transfer a file using internet . It is a new idea of hacking using bluetooth, I never heard of it. I guess it is easier but as I said only a few people actually use Bluetooth

There are few smart devices that actually connect through wireless or Bluetooth, like a smart watch, smart wallet, etc.
Which makes the users as a target for this kind of hack attempt, just another step to crack down your smartphone.
There are many people who using online wallet such as blockchain, breadwallet or electrum in their smartphones.
That's why this information is a good warn for everyone who using some connected smart devices.
Indeed there are also a few speaker that is powered by bluetooth. We still need to be very careful and avoid using those mostly in a crowded places or outside our places.
That is a really new way of hacking.

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September 30, 2017, 11:52:46 AM
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I thought bluetooth was just a signal that transmits from your device when you want to share something? What am I missing here?

You are the missing the point that this virus can spread from device to device through air (Signals). Even when not set to discoverable mode BlueBorne vulnerability allows hackers to gain access to your Bluetooth-enabled device. That's scary. It sounds like a major scale hack can be carried out with this BlueBorne virus.

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If exploited, the vulnerabilities could enable an attacker to take over devices, spread malware, or establish a ‘man-in-the-middle’ to gain access to critical data and networks without user interaction,” according to the company. “The attack does not require the targeted device to be paired to the attacker’s device, or even to be set on discoverable mode… since the Bluetooth process has high privileges on all operating systems, exploiting it provides virtually full control over the device.

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