Virus ALERT! Big Threat to Android Phones and Windows 10 Users: Researchers have spotted a flaw in Bluetooth security, affecting 1,400 commercial products such as laptops, smartphones, IoT, commercial aircraft, and heavy trucks. Windows 10 and Android users are facing a new threat due to the dreaded Bluetooth Classic flaw. According to security experts, 16 flaws have been found, together with which the name of ‘BrakTooth’ has been given. This poses a threat to a large range of devices that are connected over Bluetooth. There are devices like external speakers, headphones, mic, keyboard, which come in the danger range.
This flaw also affects the chips of Qualcomm, Intel, Texas Instruments. For example, these chips are used in Microsoft Surface laptops, Dell desktop PCs, and top-tier Android smartphones such as Samsung, Google Pixel, OnePlus, and many more.
The researchers began a study on 13 chips and 11 vendors, which revealed that the paper from the University of Singapore affected at least 1400 embedded chips and that the bug affected a wide range of electronic items, including smartphones, laptops, and smart home gadgets. made his target. Altogether 1 billion devices have been affected that run on Bluetooth.
Talking about the disadvantages, it depends on the type of device with the chipset. Some devices may crash after a specially designed packet is sent to a faulty chip. If this happens then it can easily be fixed by restarting.
However, the back can take advantage of the Bluetooth Classic flaw to remotely run malicious code. This automatically installs the virus on the device. According to the researcher, this information was given to the vendor a few months back.
Virus ALERT: How to protect Windows 10…
You need to make sure that you are using the latest version of your operating system so that you can be safe from the patches released by the manufacturer.