New BIAS Vulnerability Affects All Modern Bluetooth Devices


Academic researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute and university in Lausanne Switzerland, discovered a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless protocol, which is used to interconnect modern devices like smartphones, laptops, IoT devices, and other smart devices.

In an official statement, the researchers stated that the vulnerability is dubbed BIAS (Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks) and the attacking device needs to be within wireless range of a vulnerable Bluetooth device that has previously established a BR/EDR connection with a Bluetooth address known to the attacker.

The BIAS Attack

The researchers found that it is possible for an attacking device to

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