Security Cavities Ail Bluetooth

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Aug 6, 2004.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Serious flaws discovered in Bluetooth technology used in mobile phones can let an attacker remotely download contact information from victims' address books, read their calendar appointments or peruse text messages on their phones to conduct corporate espionage.

    An attacker could even plant phony text messages in a phone's memory, or turn the phone sitting in a victim's pocket or on a restaurant table top into a listening device to pick up private conversations in the phone's vicinity. Most types of attacks could be conducted without leaving a trace.



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  2. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Here's another article that has a video of the BlueSniper in action.
    Makes you just want to run out and buy a bluetooth phone, doesn't it? :rolleyes:
     
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