Düsseldorf, 29.05.2020, certgate, one of the leading specialists in mobile IT security, emphasizes that AirID is not affected by the BIAS attack. The BIAS Attack (Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS) was discovered by European researchers in Oxford, England and allows an attacker to impersonate a previously connected device without knowing the key, thus accessing any Bluetooth BR/EDR (Classic) device.
AirID is secure because AirID uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which is not affected by the BIAS attack, and AirID has an additional secure AES256 encryption that is completely independent of the Bluetooth standard implementation. So the security (encryption) of the AirID Bluetooth connection to the computer, smartphone or tablet is independent from the operating system and implementation of the devices. This AirID security and encryption has been tested by the German Federal Office for Information Technology (BSI) and approved for the use in federal government authorities for classified information (VS-NfD) in connection with the mobile app SecurePIM.
certgate continuously invests in research and development of the AirID product family. For example, all AirID readers have the additional encryption and can even be equipped with additional functions and protection via software update if required.