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Billions of Android phones were hacked via Bluetooth

BingMag.com Billions of Android phones were hacked via Bluetooth

According to recent news, more than one billion Android phones and Windows devices are exposed through a security breach in Bluetooth firmware worldwide Seriously hacked.

The problem that has resulted in billions of Android phones and Windows devices being hacked goes back to their Bluetooth firmware chip. Interestingly, among the troubled Bluetooth chip makers, which number up to eleven, are well-known names such as Qualcomm, Silicon Lips and Intel.

According to the MSPoweruser website, there are currently only 11 companies that Their Bluetooth firmware chip has such a problem. Apparently, 13 printed circuit boards produced by these companies were hacked at this time, and 1400 different processors in phones and laptops were exposed to the same risk. Just for information, we should also mention that this hack is called BrakTooth.

Unfortunately, this security problem affects more than one billion Android phones and Windows-based devices. Which infects the problematic Bluetooth firmware chip used in them. Interestingly, so far only three processor manufacturers have released security packages to protect against future hacks, including BluTrum, Expressif and Infineon. Other companies, including Intel and Qualcomm, have not yet addressed the issue, while many Android or Windows-based phones or devices use chips from those companies. This means that millions of devices have not yet been protected against this security breach.

Bluetooth must be turned on for BrakTooth (the name of this hack) to infiltrate devices. So we can guess that the first and best way to stay safe from it is to turn off Bluetooth. Of course, this feature is used these days despite less Wi-Fi, but be sure to turn off Bluetooth after using it, until finally all companies offer their security packages to deal with this problem and the official news that Disseminate the solution.

Currently, the products that are exposed to this infection are:

  • smartphones; Includes Poco F1, Oppo Rino 5G and </.>
  • Dell laptops, OptiPlex, Alienware and </.>
  • Microsoft Surface devices, Surface Book 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Go 2 and .

Unfortunately, these devices are only part of the story, and there are plenty of other phones, tablets, and laptops that have had this problem. Vulnerability and exposure to Android devices or Windows products via Bluetooth is nothing new; Because many years ago, many hackers used this method to gain unauthorized access to Bluetooth-enabled devices. Until now, it was Bluetooth standards themselves that caused such a problem, but this time it seems that the problem is with the chip itself. It is not clear how long we will have to wait for the update to be provided by the manufacturers, but as soon as the update is released, we will let you know about it.


Source: PhoneArena

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