A Survey of Security Vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy BeaconsCarnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-16-109. November 2016.
Hui Jun Tay, Jiaqi Tan, Priya Narasimhan
Carnegie Mellon University
There are currently 4 million Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, such as Apple’s iBeacons™, deployed worldwide, with more being used in an increasingly wide variety of fields, from marketing to navigation. Yet, there is a lack of focus on the impact of security on beacon deployments. This report looks to capture an overview of current beacon deployments, the current vulnerabilities and risks present in using such platforms, and the security measures taken by vendors today.
KEYWORDS: Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE, Security, iBeacon
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