BLEEDINGBIT Bluetooth Vulnerability (CVE-2018-16986)

A team of security researchers announced the discovery of the BLEEDINGBIT vulnerability which practically makes millions of Bluetooth devices easy to hack. The issue here is related to two weaknesses demonstrated by the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chips made by Texas Instruments which are widely used across both consumer and enterprise devices. Effectively this makes a lot of devices very easy to hack, the demonstrated proof-of-concept code shows that attackers can break into networks through these devices without getting detected.