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.

44 thoughts on “Welcome To Long Distance Bluesnarfing”

  1. 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

  2. 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..

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 …………..

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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(^_^)

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. ** 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.

Comments are closed.