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How your mobile can be a victim of bluetooth attack

With more and more people using a Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, one is more likely to be a victim of Bluejacking or Bluesnaring. Are you a victim yet ?

Firstly lets understand these two terminologies...

a.)Bluejacking: It is method of the sending of unsolicited messages over Bluetooth to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones, PDAs or laptop computers. This is not serious as the vitim only gets a message on his phome.

b.)Bluesnarfing: It is a methond of getting unauthorized access of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection, often between phones, desktops, laptops, and PDAs. Is much more serious in relation to Bluejacking.

This allows access to a calendar, contact list, emails and text messages and even make calls.

Here is a video demonstrating how somebody can use your open Bluetooth connection to access your mobile and make calls also for free.

Do post in your comments on this article/Video

1 comment

Mst® Dev said...

I think that Symbian phones cannot be attacked that way. Symbian-powered device does not allow any device to send any thing to it through Bluetooth without manual authorization from the device's owner. I never feel that Bluetooth of my Symbian phone is danger.