cybersecurity Glossary

What is Braktooth?

Braktooth is a collection of classic Bluetooth attacks developed during 2021 by the Asset research group ( affecting different Bluetooth devices and versions (from 3.0 to 5.2). The attacks have been released and have PoCs on the research group’s website. 

In total, the collection consists of 16 attacks affecting 13 Bluetooth devices from 11 different manufacturers. The goal of the attack is to exploit vulnerabilities in the implementation that the manufacturer has made in each device. For this reason, the results of the attack greatly vary depending on the device attacked. To summarize, the results of the attack are mainly denials of service, device crashes, deadlocks and, in some very specific cases, the possibility of arbitrary code execution (ACE).