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When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
NTUSER2000
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I am hoping that Samsung has started communications with Verizon and if not Verizon is pushing for a date since Google has tested and released patches for the Google-branded devices and Samsung is refusing to communicate with the press / security industry on plans and timing for fixing what could become a massive vulnerability.

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Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
vzw_customer_support
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NTUSER2000, we understand how important security is.  We are here to provide support. Can you elaborate on this patch you are asking about? What problems are you having? 

 

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Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
Ann154
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The Google security patch is just getting out to google devices. It usually takes the OEM manufacturer a while longer to get the same update out to their devices.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
jrh4054
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This should have been the explanation that RalphT_VZW should have given.

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Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
slackrl
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Verizon Wireless Customer Support wrote:

NTUSER2000, we understand how important security is. We are here to provide support. Can you elaborate on this patch you are asking about? What problems are you having?

RalphT_VZW

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Hello

In response to your request to NTUSER2000

My Verizon Phone is LG Transpyre VS810PP-R

Last update  PU9  6/21/2017

Question is in regard to new Blue Tooth Hacking Threat   i.e BlueBourne

When running Armis Vulnerability Risk App in my phone.  Risk shows High.. RED Your Device is Vulnerable!.

Agency that has detected this hack is Armis, here's info on Armis's findings.

https://www.armis.com/blueborne/#/devices

App released on Google Play Store

BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner by Armis - Android Apps on Google Play

As of Sep 13, 2017 Per Armis

Google put out an Android security update last month and Microsoft planned a Windows update for Tuesday. The team working on security for the open-source Linux operating system was also targeting an update for Tuesday.

Google said Android partners received the patch in early August. (per CNET)

Hope this helps in let us know when Verizion will release patching.

Thanks in advance

slackrl

Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
slackrl
Member

At this point recomendations are to turn off BlueTooth, as this hack is air bourne and does not need permission to pair.

The Smart phone device just has to be within in signal range of another infect blue device

Thanks in advance

slackrl

Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
Ann154
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Expert

Good luck getting any future updates on the LG Transpyre.

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Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
slackrl
Member

Going for what I can get.

It's been updating pretty regular...

A couple of times, twice in over a 2 month period.

Last update  was  6/21/2017

slackrl

Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
NorisezP
Member

Please see the following, then visit the government website for details.

BlueBorne Bluetooth Vulnerabilities
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017

US-CERT is aware of a collection of Bluetooth vulnerabilities, known as BlueBorne, potentially affecting millions of unpatched mobile phones, computers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A remote attacker could exploit several of these vulnerabilities to take control of affected devices.

US-CERT recommends that users and administrators read Vulnerability Note VU#240311 for more information.

Sincerely,

Galaxy S5 owner.

Re: When can we expect to see a BlueBorne vuln patch
NorisezP
Member

www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity  is US-CERT website.  Note .gov indicates government so should be safe for all.