Number of active IoT devices expected to reach 24.1 billion in 2030

At the end of 2019 there were 7.6 billion active IoT devices, a figure which will grow to 24.1 billion in 2030, a CAGR of 11%, according to a research published by Transforma Insights. Short range technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee, will… Continue reading Number of active IoT devices expected to reach 24.1 billion in 2030

Bluetooth Bugs Allow Impersonation Attacks on Legions of Devices

A host of unpatched security bugs that allow BIAS attacks affects Bluetooth chips from Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and others. Continue reading Bluetooth Bugs Allow Impersonation Attacks on Legions of Devices

Orange rides the wireless wave with the Crest Edition BT headphones

Orange Amplification has been in the audio business for over 50 years, helping to throw out sounds from likes of Jimmy Page, John McVie, Jim Root, Billy Gibbons, Orianthi and Glenn Hughes along the way. The brand makes ear candy too, and has now launch… Continue reading Orange rides the wireless wave with the Crest Edition BT headphones

BLE pairing method with Passkey entry – is it possible to sniff passkey value?

I have my custom made Android app which is connecting to my BLE controller. I want to prove that BLE is secured from passive eavesdropping. I have Adafruit Bluefruit BLE Sniffer and Wireshark. I can see packets transfered from Master to Sl… Continue reading BLE pairing method with Passkey entry – is it possible to sniff passkey value?

This Week in Security: Firewall 0-day, Apple’s response, and an Android Bluetooth Bug

Sophos firewall appliances are actively being attacked by a 0-day exploit chain that originates with a SQL injection. That injection is a nasty one, as it can be launched from the WAN user portal. The observed attack used that vulnerability to inject a shell command into the device database, where …read more

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Me on COVAD-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News… Continue reading Me on COVAD-19 Contact Tracing Apps