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Friday, June 03, 2005

Bluetooth Secure? Think Again


Just reading about yet another security flaw in Bluetooth over at Engadget. Please tell my why would I want this to control my lights and security sytem in my house?

"A couple of researchers at Tel Aviv University have figured out a way to get around one of the main limitations of a hack developed last year—namely that you could only gain access to the target device while it was pairing with another Bluetooth-enabled device—by developing a trick for forcing a Bluetooth-enabled device to pair."

The other problem that this brings up is that there are only 10,000 pin combinations. I have linux network scanners that can filter through 10k name combinations in about 12 minutes. Good job closed loop security!

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