22 Essential Checklists for Bluetooth Security

Checklists for Bluetooth Security

22 Essential Checklists for Bluetooth Security

 

Bluetooth is one of the essential technology that we can use when we need to transfer items between devices that are so close to each other . In the process of the transfer or after, there are many things that can actually go wrong. In this article , I want to look at some of the precautions and checklists for Bluetooth Security . Follow me as we look at some of these together in this article.

Checklists for Bluetooth Security

  1. Change the default settings of the Bluetooth device.
  2. Change pin codes that are sufficiently random and long.
  3. Bluetooth devices should be configured by default as, and remain undiscoverable except as needed for pairing.
  4. Ensure that Bluetooth devices are turned off when they are not in use.
  5. Ensure that portable devices with Bluetooth interface are configured with a password to prevent unauthorized access if lost or stolen.
  6. Install antivirus software on Bluetooth-enabled hosts that are frequently targeted by malware.
  7. Install Bluetooth software patches and updates regularly.
  8. Users should not accept transmissions of any kind from unknown or suspicious devices.
  9. Users should perform pairing of Bluetooth devices infrequently as possible.
  10. Unnecessary Bluetooth services, use controls , and applications should be removed from the host device.
  11. Devices should support only a single headset connection between one headset and one handheld device.
  12. If a Bluetooth device is lost or stolen, unpaid the missing device from all other Bluetooth devices with which it was previously paired .
  13. The user should authorize all initial incoming connection requests.
  14. Ensure that Bluetooth devices are turned off when they are not in use.
  15. Create password to access device and change the default Bluetooth password.
  16. Keep mobile phone operating system and other applications up to date.
  17. Use antivirus anti spyware software for mobile devices.
  18. Encrypt sensitive data on the device and regularly backup mobile data on the PC.
  19. When entering crowded zone, make sure the Bluetooth is switched off.
  20. Never follow link from unsolicited email or text messages.
  21. Never transmit sensitive information when connected to the internet at public places.
  22. Wow all the data before disposing off wireless devices and properly read the device user manual to ensure appropriate protection.

 

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