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More than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to a "highly infectious" malware attack. Go ahead, blame the internet of things.

Billions of Bluetooth devices could get hit by this attack


By -- CNET —— Bio and Archives September 12, 2017

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More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company.

If you’re not keeping count, that’s most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, which allows for our gadgets to connect and communicate wirelessly. Nearly every connected device out there has Bluetooth capability. Your phones, laptops, speakers, car entertainment systems—the list goes on and on to even the most mundane gadgets.—More…



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