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Bluetooth beacons at Schiphol is vulnerable to takeovers

Bluetooth beacons at Schiphol is vulnerable to takeovers

At Schiphol airport are approximately two thousand Bluetooth-beacons, of which a number of exploits to be hijacked. This can be someone, spam, or references to the malware to send messages to travelers at the airport.

Software developer, Hugo Visser managed to multiple beacons at Schiphol airport itself to take over, which he then a christmas message with a website link sent. The site was then used by hundreds of people opened, reports Androidworld.

A beacon can send messages to smartphones in the near. The devices are at Schiphol airport, for example, by airlines used, to drive users to their apps to send at certain gates.

The beacons would be by anyone can be inherited, because they are not yet at Google are registered. “They have at Schiphol airport ‘cutting edge’tech installed without the developments,” says Visser.

Because there are website links to the messages can be linked, the vulnerability, attackers are able to malware to send. The receiver must then have the corresponding link.

A spokesman for Schiphol recognizes opposite NU.nl that the beacons are not registered with Google, and that this discovery is taken seriously. “Schiphol is all 2000 beacons directly with Google to register,” said a statement from the company.

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