Welcome To Long Distance Bluesnarfing

(Please note: I’m not in possession of any bluesnarfing software and I’m not going to link to any. So please don’t bother leaving comments requesting it.)

Long distance Bluesnarfing is here.

Austrian researcher and Bluetooth expert Martin Herfurt tells me that he and some friends — Mike Outmesguine, John Hering, James Burgess and Kevin Mahaffey — were able to Bluesnarf a cellphone more than 1 mile away in Santa Monica Bay early on Wednesday. This follows a similar experiment late last month in which some of the same guys successfully connected to a Bluetooth phone 1 km away.

(Bluesnarfing is the practice of using a vulnerability in cellphones’ implementation of Bluetooth to steal data or to hijack a cellphone to make calls or send text messages without the user’s permission or knowledge.)

Martin says the distance was exactly 1.08 miles, or 1.78 km, which is in itself something of a feat, given they were using pretty basic stuff — a 19db antenna with a modified class 1 dongle on one side and on the other the victim’s unmodified phone. But it wasn’t just that: He says they were able to not only snarf the entire address book but also send an SMS from the victim’s phone.

Here’s Martin the victim in the foreground, the pier in the background near where the attacker is located:

I hope this kind of experiment lays to rest those folk who don’t see how this kind of thing would be a problem. Most of the naysayers claim that Bluesnarfing only works close by, but this shows that’s not true. What’s more, it shows how Bluesnarfing can be a sniper or a vacuum cleaner: Martin says they spotted dozens of Bluetooth phones in their experiment but just focused on the target phone. But if they’d wanted they could have sucked up the address books and data in most of those phones — information that might have proved very valuable.

06. August 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Bluetooth, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 comments

Comments (44)

  1. only tools for download Series60 & Series70 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. does anyone know where to download long distance blue snarfing…if you do….can you please email me on gordonrules82@hotmail.com
    thank u

  3. I’ve been using bloover…a common basic bluesnarfing software but i hav a 6600 and when i triend bluejacking a RAZR V3x it wud freeze

  4. does anyone know where to download bluesnarfing software but not bloover
    maran02@yahoo.co.uk
    thank u

  5. here is anyone who tell me or send me a hacking software of mobile through bluetooth.

  6. does anyone know where to download bluesnarfing software but not bloover…
    gergopop@gmail.com

  7. Can anybody tell me where i can download a bluetooth hackin tool for palm?
    email me withers_675@hotmail.com

  8. can any one send me where can i find a sof for bluesnarfing or atleast the link?????????????

  9. can any one plz tell me d links frm whr i can learn and get softwares if possible some source code for bluesnarfing..
    Thank You..

  10. plz let me download the software [exe. or sis. ] to hack blue tooth phones

  11. does anyone know where to download bluesnarfing software but not bloover.

    pls send info to pink.world@rediffmail.com
    Pls……..
    Pls……..

    Sagar.

  12. hey frns can u plz tell me a softare abt blue snarfin … i wana heck my g/f phone plz dude tell me where i can find this blue snarfing software … man i’ll b realy thnkful 2 u if u give me info abt bluesnarfing my mail id is manthan_singla@yahoo.com

  13. can someone senmd k800i bluesnarfing software plz plz shak_2005@hotmail.co.uk

  14. can someone please send me the software for hacking please?? i downloaded bloover, but it doesn’t seem to work, please send to welshryan147@hotmail.co.uk

  15. ih i have blooover2 and blooover but all the infomation i get goes to a number that i cant change and put my number in there in place off it so i get the info. or could u email me a new new program or file please i hope u can help me many thanks.

  16. can anyone send me bluesnarfing for my mobiel nokia 6233 on my e.mail argee74@hotmail.com
    please
    thanks

  17. hi there can anyone give me the software or the link to bluesnarfing plz email it to me kamie50@msn.com thanks

  18. all i can say is that u r agenius Martin Herfurt. i have a small requestto u , can send me the program plz plz plz plz …….. my Email address is vik5949@yahoo.com . thanks a lot in advanced n i hope that u will give it to me SIR …………..

  19. go here ffs! http://www.BluejackingTools.com

  20. looking for blue snarfing software for my mobile nokia 6280. please tell me from where i can download it.

  21. can you plz email me bluesnarfin applications for nokia n73 my email is usvyat@gmail.com

  22. I dont understand how 2 use bloover so i use BT info 1.06. how do you use bloover tho?

  23. hello haseeb.. could you pls tell me where to download BT info 1.06 or send the application to me at marc_weez20@hotmail.com
    thanks!.. asap would be great.

  24. please tell me where i can download bluesnarfing software
    nash_sadf@yahoo.com

  25. how about some research people instead of going ohh how do i walk and run

  26. hello sir
    myself avdhesh students of electronic & comm i m doin ur project.plz give details descripton with programing coding even how to make such software plzzzz sir ..
    i m in last year ec
    my mail id avdhesh.y10@gmail.com
    & avdhesh_y10@yahoo.co.in
    thanking you

  27. ih i have blooover2 and blooover but all the infomation i get goes to a number that i cant change and put my number in there in place off it so i get the info. or could u email me a new new program or file please i hope u can help me many thanks.

  28. i want to try….it’s great pls… give me the “site” if where can i download free “loose wire” send it to my email:intelmindko_24@yahoo.com.ph thnkz(^_^)

  29. please,tell me when i can download bluesnarfing sofware
    Email: baipo_lovely@hotmail.com

  30. Could someone please email where i am able to download bluesnarfing software. Particularly for a Nokia N95. Thanks.
    Email: butterflyorchestra@yahoo.com

  31. hey i am in need of bluesnarfing software asap becuase my gf ses she has pics of me and i need to know plz if anyoen can help contact me on skippedabiker@gmail.com

  32. My mother in law is cheating on my dad i really need this bluesnarfing program so i can catch her please email it to me at weezi84@aol.com

  33. can try at either bluejackingtools.com or bluejackq.com

  34. hi can you send me the bluesnarf download, or link please matey!
    c.e.bastable@hotmail.co.uk

  35. Could anybody please tell me were you can find bluesnarfing bluetooth program for nokia 5200? Redcoza@hotmail.com

  36. hi can you send me the bluesnarf download, or link please!!! my mail shurik156@yandex.ru

  37. hi can anyone send me the bluesnarf or the link please my mail warna16@hotmail.com

  38. Does anyone know where to download long distance blue snarfing or just normal blue snarfing …if you do….can you please email me on kuz_89@hotmail.com,
    thank u

  39. does anyone know where to download long distance blue snarfing…if you do….can you please email me on azizullah17@hotmail.com
    thank u

  40. Hello. Can somebody please send me information on how exactly to Bluesnarf?? I want to be able to read sent and received text messages from somebody else’s phone. If there is another method besides Bluesnarfing, please let me know. You can email me at eightytwogirl@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much!

  41. hi,any one who can send me blooth hacking software for my 3230 plz. send it quickly. i need blue snarfing or many more blooth hacking softwares.plz send quickly.

  42. Hi,
    can you me send Bluesnarf to my e-mail adress. Thanks.

    Slice_fk@web.de

  43. ** LISTEN UP GUYS ***….no one is going to send you software…NO ONE…the blogger elsewhere has already stated they will not provide.

    sheesh…get a life guys. At least some SPAMMER has grabbed your email addresses you stoopid lamers.