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Bluetooth vulnerabilities in Linux kernel

Google and Intel are warning of a high-severity Bluetooth flaw in all but the most recent version of the Linux Kernel. While a Google researcher said the bug allows seamless code execution by attackers within Bluetooth range, Intel is characterizing the flaw as providing an escalation of privileges or the disclosure of information.

Quick, install windows. /s

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Hmmmm… I’d rather turn off Bluetooth.

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Weird. It’s amost like ubiquitous, permissive networking is hazardous… :thinking:

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So I run Windows and disabled the Bluetooth adapter at the BIOS level.

Then I made sure to delete any drivers that may have been installed when the Bluetooth adapter was enabled.

I wonder if this affects my Bluetooth adapter in my old PS3 ?

Harold Bluetooth must be rolling in his grave.

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can I leave this here?

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I appreciate the heads up, but is this not the definition of low effort and clickbait?

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At best.
I would call this misleading.

I think somewhere in here, there’s a dig at the numerous “major windows vulnerability discovered, dates back to XP. Good time to switch to Linux” posts that we’ve had in the past.


Now that I’ve explained the joke, it’s not funny anymore.

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In that case is this not just lounge spillover?

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There’s important info about bluetooth vulns in here.

Shouldn’t the title reflect that instead of trying to bait people?

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I see so the joke is that the rules updates just two weeks and a day ago are already meaningless. Got it.

You’re right, it probably should.

Better?

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I don’t use bluetooth, my laptop has it but i have it disabled.
And i’m still on 18.04 LTS, so i’m likely not really affected by this.