4 Major Threats to Bluetooth Devices

4 Major Threats to Bluetooth Devices

 

 

Bluetooth is an open standard wireless technology for exchanging data over short-range radio frequencies from fixed to mobile devices by creating  Wireless Personal Area Networks.

 

Here are some of the threats to Bluetooth device security…

 

#1 Bluejacking

Bluejacking refers to anonymously sending an electronic business card or photo to another Bluetooth user.

 

Threats to Bluetooth devices

 

#2 Bluesnarling

A Bluetooth attack is launched using the Bluejacking technique.

 

It allows an attacker to access the address book, contact information , email and text messages on another user’s mobile phone.

 

#3 Bluesniping

Bluesniping uses a highly directional antenna and laptop to establish connections with Bluetooth-enabled devices from more than half a mile away.

 

#4 War Nibbling

War nibbling refers to finding unsecured or unpatched Bluetooth connections and cruising for open 802.11 networks .

 

 

Adeniyi Salau PMP , CCNA R&S , CDMP, CEP, MOS, MCP, CSCU (Project 2016), Microsoft Certified Security and Networking Associate is a Google and Beingcert Certified Digital Marketer, Project Manager and SEO Expert of repute with about a decade of Blogging and online marketing experience. He is always ready to share his experience with others.

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