Bluetooth devices supporting BR/EDR are vulnerable to impersonation attacks (27th May 2020)


Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have identified a security vulnerability related to pairing in Bluetooth BR/EDR connections.


Bluetooth Basic Rate / Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) Core Configurations are used for low-power short-range communications. To establish an encrypted connection, two Bluetooth devices must pair with each other using a link key.