A group of researchers team has publicized about a critical Bluetooth vulnerability in that may affect nearly every device that supports the wireless communication protocol. The organization which superintends the technology’s standards has issued security notice which is called Key Negotiation of Bluetooth or KNOB attack. That makes it easy for the attackers to access your data without your permission.
According to the research paper, the vulnerability affects devices that use a connection. The attack will only work if both devices establishing a link have the weakness.
Precautions for Android Users
Every android device with Bluetooth that hasn’t received the August 2019 Android security patch is vulnerable. To get rid of KNOB update your android phone as soon as possible.
Precautions for iOS Users
Every iOS device with Bluetooth hasn’t received the latest update of iOS 12.4.1 is vulnerable. To get rid of KNOB update you iPhone on latest iOS as soon as possible.