Armis Labs lately revealed a new attack vector that attacks essentially all major OS including those used on IoT devices via Bluetooth. BlueBorne is reported to spread malware laterally to adjacent devices - which sounds pretty much like an IoT nightmare to me.
According to Armis Labs' website the Linux based Tizen OS, a consumer-oriented platform for things like smart refrigerators, is affected. Things like my1 Samsung RB38K7998S4/EF are supposedly vulnerable.
Given that any official patch to fix the bug may take Samsung some time, how can one secure the refrigerator meanwhile against BlueBorne?
Is it possible to completely disable Bluetooth as a mere user? I.e. can one blacklist the core Bluetooth modules, disable and stop the Bluetooth service, and remove the Bluetooth modules as outlined in this general Linux question (How do I secure Linux systems against the BlueBorne remote attack?)?
1: Just kidding of course, I would not buy a fridge worth 3+ k€... but the question still stands.