Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Car breakins using bluetooth

Found on comp.risks, an interesting new risk of bluetooth:

Subject: Car breakins using bluetooth
From: Andrew Nicholson

I recently lost our rental car in one of the huge parking lots of Disney World.


Here's the interesting part: every break-in in the past month had involved a laptop with internal bluetooth. Apparently if you just suspend the laptop the bluetooth device will still acknowledge certain requests allowing the thief to target only cars containing these laptops.


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