Updated: September 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST BlueBorne: 5Billion Bluetooth Devices at Risk as 'BlueBorne' Malware Spreads (photo for representation) Researchers at Internet of Things (IoT) security firm Armis Labs have found "BlueBorne" -- a new malware that targets devices via Bluetooth and over five billion such devices globally are at risk.
"Bluetooth attacks such as a recent set of attack vectors 'BlueBorne' depend on the availability of the Bluetooth device as well as close physical proximity", said Vitaly Kamluk, Senior Antivirus Expert, Kaspersky Lab, in a statement on Thursday.
The new vector spreads through the air and is capable of causing eight related zero-day vulnerabilities, four of which are classified as critical.
It poses threat to major mobile, desktop and IoT operating systems that includes Android, iOS, Windows and Linux and the devices using them.
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