Karamba Security Blocks BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws in Vehicle Electronic Control Units
ANN ARBOR, Mich. and HOD HASHARON, Israel — Sept. 14, 2017 – Devices protected by Karamba’s Autonomous Security are not vulnerable to BlueBorne Bluetooth Flaws that can allow attackers to take over connected and autonomous vehicles.
What makes the BlueBorne flaws, revealed by security research firm Armis Security, so dangerous is that they use Bluetooth to insert malicious code in a target system. Even air-gapped devices or networks that aren’t connected to the internet are vulnerable, since Bluetooth is a proximity communications method that doesn’t need a wired connection. Bluetooth-equipped devices, such as Linux or Android in-vehicle infotainments, do not need to be in discoverable mode, or paired with the attacker’s device to be vulnerable.