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Beware of bluetooth !

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Anonymous
April 20, 2004 9:02:20 PM

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BBC's programme "Click Online" had an interesting clip on bluetooth security
in this week,s episode.

http://www.bbcworld.com/content/template_clickonline.as...

Essentially, on certain Nokia and SonyEriccsson phones, it is possible for
someone on a laptop to steal the contents of your phone without you knowing
about it. (called Bluesnarfing).

This has intereing implications if you are tailing an employee of a competitor
and he has a list of hist contacts/customers in his phone (and/or agenda with
time/dates he is meeting his customers).

Also, it is possible to broadcast messages to people on bluetooth
(bluejacking). (This is not illegal, but can be disconcerting if you get a
message telling you what you are wearing and you are in a public place).

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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 1:16:07 AM

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On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:02:20 -0400, JF Mezei <jfmezei.spamnot@teksavvy.com>
wrote:

>BBC's programme "Click Online" had an interesting clip on bluetooth security
>in this week,s episode.
>
>http://www.bbcworld.com/content/template_clickonline.as...
>
>Essentially, on certain Nokia and SonyEriccsson phones, it is possible for
>someone on a laptop to steal the contents of your phone without you knowing
>about it. (called Bluesnarfing).

So, keep your phone out of promiscuous mode (don't recall what Bluetooth
calls it).

>This has intereing implications if you are tailing an employee of a competitor
>and he has a list of hist contacts/customers in his phone (and/or agenda with
>time/dates he is meeting his customers).

Sounds like it's wise to keep everything in a securely locked device, like
a Palm with security software.

>Also, it is possible to broadcast messages to people on bluetooth
>(bluejacking). (This is not illegal, but can be disconcerting if you get a
>message telling you what you are wearing and you are in a public place).

Better yet: Look up "Toothing".


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