back to article A dirty dozen of Bluetooth bugs threaten to reboot, freeze, or hack your trendy gizmos from close range

A trio of boffins at Singapore University this week disclosed 12 security vulnerabilities affecting the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) SDKs offered by seven system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors. The flaws, collectively dubbed SWEYNTOOTH (because every bug has to have its own name these days), allow a suitably skilled attacker to crash …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I was on a cruise ship last year that handed out "Medallions" to all passengers, used to unlock cabins, charge food/drink etc. Some experimenting showed it to be using BLE technology. Scope for mischief there, I'd have thought.

    1. stiine Silver badge
      Coat

      Will it protect you from COVID-19?

  2. Benchops

    This one should be taken seriously

    it has a logo! YAY!

  3. elkster88
    Coat

    I'm looking forward to the SIGRIDTOOTH...

    ... BLE exploit, named after Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson's neighbor's best friend's nephew's bin man's sister-in-law.

    1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Re: I'm looking forward to the SIGRIDTOOTH...

      Some Viking names or nick-names are pretty striking. "Wood-Nose" is one to ask about, but the owner may be sensitive about their appearance. Looking online, it probably does not refer to a wooden spectacles-stand of novel and humorous design (some have a moustache), which looks like what you give to the man or woman who has everything, including glasses.

    2. the future is back!

      Re: I'm looking forward to the SIGRIDTOOTH...

      But, but...is my upcoming Viking cruise secure?

  4. IGotOut

    I'm shocked!

    IoT has unpatched security holes.

    I'm shocked I tell you!

  5. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    BLE bugs are proffitable

    It's time to buy a new round of BLE devices everyone.

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