Tag Archives: Bluetooth

Bluetooth risks: Braktooth vulnerability and tracking via head phones

[German]Riskante Technik Bluetooth: So haben Sicherheitsforscher bei verschiedenen Bluetooth-Chip-Sets, die in Geräten wie Notebooks, Lautsprechern oder IoT-Geräten verwendet werden, gleich 16 verschiedene Sicherheitslücken entdeckt. Die Schwachstellen firmieren unter dem Namen Braktooth. Und in Oslo ist es gelungen, durch umherfahren mit … Continue reading

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BIAS Bluetooth vulnerability

[German]Security researchers found again a Bluetooth vulnerability: Smartphones, laptops, IoT devices etc. are vulnerable to a new BIAS Bluetooth attack. This would allow an attacker to access any Bluetooth Classic device without knowing a key. In the meantime, however, firmware … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Design flaws endanger low energy Bluetooth devices

[German]A design flaw compromises the safety of low energy Bluetooth devices such as fitness trackers or smart speakers. These are prone to hacker attacks due to the flaw. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903: Update KB4505903 breaks Bluetooth speaker connection

[German]Cumulative Update KB4505903, released July 26, 2019, breaks the connection to Bluetooth speakers. Microsoft has just confirmed this as a known issue. Advertising

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Windows 8–10: Update blocks Bluetooth pairing

[German]With the June 2019 security updates for Windows 8 to Windows 10, Microsoft is also patching the Bluetooth features. Some users recognizes that their Bluetooth devices can no longer pair after installing an update. This is by design and not … Continue reading

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Bluetooth 5.1 improves support for location services

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has released version 5.1 of the Bluetooth Core spezification. This offers a new direction finding feature with direction recognition and centimeter accurate position detection that significantly improves Bluetooth-based location services. It enables the development … Continue reading

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Intel Bluetooth driver released via Windows Update (02/15/2017)?

[German]Just a short question: I got a tip, that Microsoft has released a new Intel Bluetooth driver via Windows Update a few days ago. No more details are given. Advertising

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Update Rollup KB3172605 for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1 screws up Bluetooth

[German]Microsoft has release update rollup KB3172605 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 at 07/21/2016. This update shall fix a few non security issues, but breaks (Intel) Bluetooth. Advertising

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