Beware of Unauthorized Access to Your Mobile Hotspot on Auto Hotspot Devices

CVECVE-2024-20815
CVSScvssV3_1: 8
SourceCVE-2024-20815

The mobile hotspot feature on Auto Hotspot devices prior to the February 2024 release contains a vulnerability that allows nearby attackers to connect to your hotspot without your knowledge or permission.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-20815 with a CVSS score of 8, is due to a lack of proper authentication checks when responding to characteristic read requests on the hotspot. Attackers within wireless range could exploit this to connect to the hotspot without having to enter the password.

Once connected this way, the attacker would have access to use your mobile data plan and internet connection without your awareness. They could browse websites, download files, or potentially use your connection for other malicious purposes without your knowledge.

If you use an Auto Hotspot device, you should ensure you update to the latest February 2024 or later software release. This update fixes the authentication bypass issue and helps prevent unauthorized access to your mobile hotspot. You should also consider using a VPN on your device when connecting to public wireless networks, to add an extra layer of security and privacy to your connection.

Be vigilant of unauthorized devices connecting to your mobile hotspot and update your Auto Hotspot software today to help protect yourself from this authentication vulnerability.

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