'Hackers can adjust the temperature of the straightener with Bluetooth'

The temperature of a flat iron with Bluetooth can be adjusted by third parties. The device does not check where a Bluetooth signal is coming from, security researchers discovered that they are connected to the Pen Test Partners partnership.


The temperature of a flat iron with Bluetooth can be adjusted by third parties. The device does not check where a Bluetooth signal is coming from, security researchers discovered that they are connected to the Pen Test Partners partnership.

Users of the straightener, from the British company Glamoriser, are not obliged to pair the device with their smartphone. If that does not happen, everyone within the Bluetooth range of the hair straightener has the option to send signals to the device.

That means that the researchers could send a signal to the straightener as long as the device is on and not connected to a smartphone. In this way the researchers were able to control the temperature from a distance.

The Glamoriser straightener works with an app that makes it possible to adjust the temperature between 50 and 235 degrees Celsius. A timer can also be set in this way, as a result of which the straightener automatically goes out after between five or twenty minutes.

ref: nunl

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