⭕️ Bluetooth is now a widely-used technology AND we’ve grown using it to connect devices to our earphones, cars, and other software or sharing Honey Singh’s and Bohemia’s songs.
⭕️ Bluetooth is often targeted by hackers as a way to discreetly send malicious data to our smartphones and tablets.
⭕️ There is a large pool of attack vectors when it comes to Bluetooth. By exploiting vulnerabilities in Bluetooth, the attacker gains unauthorized access to the victim device.
⭕️ Once the attacker gains access, they use privilege escalation, i.e. using a smaller exploit to get access to the wider system and leverage control.
⭕️ As a result, it becomes possible to destroy evidence, attack other devices, or even take over the entire device.
⭕️ The general method of attackers is to generate unexpected results by transferring erroneous files.
⭕️ When a system receives an unexpected file and the specified security level is insufficient, it either falls into an unstable state or the system crashes.
WHAT HACKERS CAN DO?
⭕️ Making calls or texts
⭕️ Viewing, modifying, or updating files.
⭕️ Interfering with media that may contain sensitive content such as photos, videos, or audio.
⭕️ Data theft or theft of material value.