[Cryptography] Previously unknown (I think) Malware

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Thu Sep 20 20:57:32 EDT 2018

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:55 AM Howard Chu <hyc at symas.com> wrote:

> Ray Dillinger wrote:
> >
> >
> > I have recently become aware of some previously unknown malware, and
> > need to move it toward analysis/publication/eventual CERT advisory.
> >
> > It is tentatively named "Gaslight" because for a while the discoverer
> > thought he was going crazy.
> >
> > It infects bluetooth devices and definitely does jump between paired
> > devices.  It was first observed on an Android/Pixel smartphone.

> Go buy a few cheap bluetooth headsets and infect them, and forward those on
> instead of the original party's items.

I almost said call the FBI but Android an Pixel take it quickly to Google.
Apple has moved entirely to bluetooth and abandoned the plug so
they are in the field of view of the telescopic sight of the bad guys.


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