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Thursday, April 14, 2005

BBC -- Bluesnarfing -- How WideSpread is BlueTooth Data Theft?

This a great article with a video by a reporter from across the pond that discusses the issue of data theft over the air via security holes in the BlueTooth communications architecture.

"Wi-Fi is only one of a number of ways that devices can communicate wirelessly. Another method which is now getting recognition is Bluetooth, which uses short-range radio waves, and allows your wireless keyboard to talk to your PC, or your wireless headset to connect to your mobile phone. But is there anything stopping someone else connecting to your phone, and using or abusing it? Spencer Kelly has been finding out just how safe your Bluetooth device is from attack"
Source: BBC World Online
Read the Article and Watch the Video