Bluetooth Vulnerabilities

Bluetooth Vulnerabilities
(from Schneier on Security)
 

bunch of Bluetooth vulnerabilities are being reported, some pretty nasty.

BlueBorne concerns us because of the medium by which it operates. Unlike the majority of attacks today, which rely on the internet, a BlueBorne attack spreads through the air. This works similarly to the two less extensive vulnerabilities discovered recently in a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip by Project Zero and Exodus. The vulnerabilities found in Wi-Fi chips affect only the peripherals of the device, and require another step to take control of the device. With BlueBorne, attackers can gain full control right from the start. Moreover, Bluetooth offers a wider attacker surface than WiFi, almost entirely unexplored by the research community and hence contains far more vulnerabilities.

Airborne attacks, unfortunately, provide a number of opportunities for the attacker. First, spreading through the air renders the attack much more contagious, and allows it to spread with minimum effort. Second, it allows the attack to bypass current security measures and remain undetected, as traditional methods do not protect from airborne threats. Airborne attacks can also allow hackers to penetrate secure internal networks which are “air gapped,” meaning they are disconnected from any other network for protection. This can endanger industrial systems, government agencies, and critical infrastructure.

Finally, unlike traditional malware or attacks, the user does not have to click on a link or download a questionable file. No action by the user is necessary to enable the attack.

Fully patched Windows and iOS systems are protected; Linux coming soon.
 

Original Article:
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/09/bluetooth_vulne.html
 

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Telecom Tylenol Episode 8 – “Down Hard”…Can’t Access My Cloud Applications

Joe Jonovic talks about the headache of not being able to access your cloud based services and/or applications and how to work with SOLUS to design a solution that will eliminate this headache.

Telecom Tylenol is a video blog produced by Joe Jonovic of SOLUS Network Solutions. Every episode provides valuable advice to businesses for the purpose of avoiding or relieving telecom/technology headaches.

 

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Telecom Tylenol Episode 7 – One Point of Contact

Joe Jonovic talks about avoiding the headache of researching and vetting multiple vendors by taking advantage of the SOLUS single point of contact model.

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Joe Jonovic talks about avoiding the headache of finger pointing between your vendors by taking advantage of the SOLUS single point of contact model.

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5 Reasons To Take A Fresh Look At Your Security Policy

Evolving ransomware and DDoS attacks, new technology such as IoT, and changing user behavior are all good reasons to revise your security policy.

(from CSO Online)

Today’s advanced persistent threats, new business technologies and a younger workforce have prompted security budgets to shift from breach prevention to detection and response. Those same forces have also motivated many organizations to take a fresh look at their security policies and guidelines – and for good reason.

The Golden Rules For Writing Security Policy:

  • Making sure the process is shared with all stakeholders who will be affected by it
  • Using language that everyone can understand
  • Avoiding rigid policies that might limit business growth
  • Ensuring the process is pragmatic by testing it out

Just because policies are intended to be evergreen doesn’t mean they can’t become stale, says Jay Heiser, research VP in security and privacy at Gartner. Particularly at the standards levels, one level below policy, guidance may need to be updated for different lines of business, or for jurisdictions that may be driven by different regulatory rules or geographic norms. Security and risk experts offer five reasons why companies should take a fresh look at security policies.

Learn More About The 5 Reasons You Should Take A Fresh Look At Your Security Policy By Reading The original Article Below:

1. Ransomware, DDoS and APTs
2. Cloud, IoT blockchain and other new technology
3. Changing user behavior
4. Security fatigue and lax enforcement
5. Some policy elements are obsolete
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Telecom Tylenol Episode 5 – 4 Phone Calls To Solve 1 Telecom Problem

Joe Jonovic talks about avoiding the headache of having to make 4 phone calls to solve 1 telecom problem by taking advantage of the SOLUS single point of contact model.

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Telecom Tylenol Episode 3 – How Much Bandwidth Do I Need?

Joe Jonovic talks about avoiding the headache of committing to too much bandwidth. He describes how SOLUS takes a conservative approach to buying bandwidth for your business. Telecom Tylenol is a video blog produced by Joe Jonovic of SOLUS Network Solutions. Every episode provides valuable advice to businesses for the purpose of avoiding or relieving telecom/technology headaches.