Tag Archives: Bluejacking

WAPjacking And The End Of Innocence

By | June 5, 2004

Here’s a new kind of cellphone scam (via Mike Masnick of Techdirt, writing in TheFeature): WAPjacking (well that’s what he calls it, and I like it): Taking a page from the still popular redialer scam on PCs – where a secretive trojan tries to disconnect your modem (assuming you’re using dialup) and reconnect you secretly to a premium… Read More »

Bluetooth Security – The World Wakes Up?

By | May 11, 2004

The corporate world, it seems, is waking up to Bluetooth security issues. At the same time there is a growing slew of products to make them sleep safer. InfoSync World writes of new security software from Bluefire Security which “disables Bluetooth and Infrared communication to minimize the risk of information theft.” Bluefire Mobile Firewall Plus 3.0 allows system… Read More »

Bluetooth, Women And Guerrilla Research

By | April 28, 2004

An interesting survey of Bluetooth, both in its results and methods, found by Gizmodo. The survey (PDF) was conducted by, as far as I can work out, something called Guerrilla Research using technology provided by Zero Sum (I can’t find out much more about these folk, and the PDF file doesn’t deliver up any clues). They seem to have set up… Read More »

Blind Dating By Bluetooth Goes Live

By | April 15, 2004

Further to my column on bluesnarfing, a Marseilles company called Kangourouge has launched a service which, as far as I can work out, uses the same sort of Bluetooth vulnerability catalogued by AL Digital and others, namely Bluejacking. It’s called ProxiDating (interestingly, Google doesn’t like the word and suggests ‘peroxidation’ instead, which is presumably the excuse one offers… Read More »

The Dangers Of Snarf

By | April 1, 2004

Is Bluesnarfing something to worry about? Yes, according to an Austrian study. In the middle of last month a researcher at Salzburg’s Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Martin Herfurt, set up a laptop and Bluetooth dongle near the public restrooms in Hall 11 at CeBIT, Europe’s biggest IT-exposition in Hannover. He then started to sniff for Bluetooth cellphones. In four days… Read More »