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Why the Bluetooth Special Interest Group will promote security in the years ahead

November 5, 2021
A Party Bot, bluetooth-enabled speaker with lights, is on display at the Ion booth during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Today's columnist, Martin Woolley of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, explains why Bluetooth manufacturers will champion security in the 2020s -- and beyond.(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
  • Encrypted communication between two Bluetooth Low Energy devices using AES in CCM mode.
  • Protection against man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks during device pairing.
  • Use of elliptic curve cryptography to make the pairing procedure secure.
  • Protection against device tracking through a privacy mechanism that disguises and regularly changes device addresses.
  • Following the latest version of the Bluetooth specifications to ensure developers have the most current guidance.
  • Documenting the security requirements of product design so that appropriate security gets used in the implementation.
  • Testing and auditing the security features of implementations.
  • Ensuring that UX interfaces provide appropriate notification to users of any security or privacy issues.
  • Enforcing secure coding practices in the development of any interface facing external data sources, especially wireless ones.
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