O Countermeasures for Bluetooth Bugs

Even if configured carefully, security-related bugs in Bluetooth device drivers or firmware are still possible. Some best-practices need to be followed in order to minimize the risk of severe damage due to software errors.

Disable Bluetooth Unless Needed In general it's a good idea to disable Bluetooth entirely unless you really need it.

Watch Security Announcements Subscribe to security announcement mailing lists for vendors of all applicable devices. Also subscribe to independent mailing lists such as BugTraq.

Apply Firmware Upgrades Apply firmware upgrades for Bluetooth devices if they fix a security issue with the device.

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