iPhone can be Hacked if within Bluetooth Range

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 27, 2015 05:00 pm PST

It has been reported that a vulnerability in iPhones means that a hacker can wirelessly hijack your iPhone if they are within Bluetooth range. Australian security researcher and consultant Mark Dowd revealed that iOS 9 includes a patch for this security vulnerability, which he warned Apple about just over a month ago. Tim Erlin, director of security and product management at Tripwire commented on hacking iphone within the bluetooth range.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

Vulnerabilities like this one should remind users of the importance of keeping your systems current with security updates. Unfortunately, those who would most benefit from hearing this advice are also the hardest to reach. There’s no doubt that this vulnerability will persist and be exploited on devices that aren’t updated.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Tripwire” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Tripwire logoTripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.[/su_box]