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Android users at risk from Bluetooth hijack attack, and are warned of “short distance worm” threat

Hackers could exploit a flaw on unpatched Android 8.0 and 9.0 phones to run malicious code such as a worm, with no user interaction required.

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Smash-and-grab car thieves use Bluetooth to target cars containing tech gadgets

For a long time it has been regarded as one of the security industry’s urban myths, but now law enforcement agencies have confirmed that they are investigating whether thieves have been identifying which cars might be carrying high tech gadgets through the use of Bluetooth scanners.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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Electric scooters can be hijacked remotely – no password required

Security researchers have demonstrated that it’s possible to remotely hijack control of popular electric scooters, forcing them to dangerously brake suddenly or accelerate.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.

BlueBorne threatens almost every connected device with Bluetooth-based attacks

Researchers have discovered a new attack vector they’ve named “BlueBorne” that enables bad actors to compromise nearly every connected device via Bluetooth.

David Bisson reports.

Smashing Security #038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren’t so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist Geoff White.

Volvo’s digital key for unlocking cars has a basic problem

So, err… What happens when your iPhone battery dies?

Check out my latest video to find out more.

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A skateboard with Bluetooth? Yep, that can be hacked with FacePlant

Wearable fitness trackers, sniper rifles, and even Jeeps driving at 70mph down a busy highway have all been found vulnerable to hackers in the last few weeks.

And now? A skateboard.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Knock to Unlock replaces passwords. A good way to secure your Mac?

Should knocking twice on your iPhone unlock your computer?

Take our poll and tell us what you think.

Toilet hackers could snoop on your poop, steal data of a “personal nature” [VIDEO]

Security vulnerability found in luxury lavatory. Bog-standard loos declared safe to sit on.