Do you use any type of Bluetooth device at your Health Care Organization? 1/3 of all care organizations have had data stolen. Learn what may have been stolen from your business and how to prevent it NOW!
Alert: The BlueBorne Attack, is a Bluetooth based malware that can affect any device.
BlueBorne malware can attack any device wirelessly as long as an infected device is within range of an unpatched device nearby. With over 40% of employees today requiring some type of remote access to do their jobs Bluetooth is more prevalent in health care than ever. This means you’re vulnerable from your car, office, clinic, or hospital when using your Bluetooth device.
This malware affects essentially any unpatched device with Bluetooth capabilities regardless of the operating system; Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, MacOS, and others are all targets.
Vulnerabilities exist untill the operating system provider has updated their OS and you the user has updated your device with the patch. Since patches are known to even the hackers, they can look back at the vulnerability the patch was created to fix and adjust their attack to target those who have not made the appropriate updates. It’s like your hardware provider is giving hackers a road-map to take over your device.
Unfortunately, there are many older devices that no longer receive updates or security patches due to their age making it impossible to secure them. Even after one year of the BlueBorne being known some 2 billion devices are still not patched due to no available updates or users simply not updating their devices. Nearly half of those devices (995 million) are Android still running Marshmallow or older versions of the Lollipop OS, 768 million are running on unpatched or unpatchable Linux operating systems, 200 million are running various versions of Windows, and about 50 million are iOS devices. This vulnerability allows for malicious users to have full control of the device, spy on the user, and steal any data they may want.
Does your care organization run routine patch management on all bluetooth enabled devices?
FACT: Health care is the most hacked industry in the world.
The easiest and most effective step to take is to routinely update all Bluetooth enabled devices with patches. Yes, it’s slow and annoying but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Learn how to protect your wireless communications from our quick video…