Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Bluetooth Can Be Cracked!

Nothing is completely safe today. Adobe has recently released a patch for a security hole in different graphical software, so why should Bluetooth be safe?

... and Bluetooth isn't safe off course! ;)

Two researchers of the Tel Aviv University School of Electrical Engineering Systems say they have discovered a technique for taking control of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. After you've established a connection with an other cell phone, the attacker can easily make calls with your phone. If there is a Bluetooth connection with a PC, the hacker can even transfer data between his Bluetooth device / cell phone and the hacked computer. Bluetooth can be very dangerous as you can see! Even when the handsets have security features switched on, your cell phone isn't save at all!

Avishai Wool, senior lecturer and Yaniv Shaked, graduate student and both researchers of the Tel Aviv University School of Electrical Engineering Systems have published recently a paper about three methods for forcing a repeat of the pairing process, "Cracking the Bluetooth PIN" ( http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~yash/shaked-wool-mobisys05/ ). In this paper, a passive attack is described, in which an attacker can find the PIN used during the pairing process. The eye-opening conclusion of these two researchers: "Our results show that using algebraic optimizations, the most common Bluetooth PIN can be cracked within less than 0.06-0.3 seconds. If two Bluetooth devices perform pairing in a hostile area, they are vulnerable to this attack."

A Belgian Master student is making a fresh attempt to keep a list with Bluetooth security links on http://student.vub.ac.be/~sijansse/2e%20lic/BT/welcome.html.

Ollie Whitehousen security researcher of @stake, a digital security consulting firm ( http://www.atstake.com ) has written in October 2003 a paper that "examines methods of assessing the security of Bluetooth devices in relation to the protocol's design and implementation flaws" ( http://www.atstake.com/research/reports/acrobat/atstake_war_nibbling.pdf ).

In general, the most critical point is the 'pairing' - connection procedure of two Bluetooth devices. When a Bluetooth device asks you to re-enter the PIN number for re-pairing, once the two devices are re-connected, the hacker can now easily crack the PIN code.

Links:

- http://www.atstake.com/research/reports/acrobat/atstake_war_nibbling.pdf

- http://student.vub.ac.be/~sijansse/2e%20lic/BT/

- http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~yash/shaked-wool-mobisys05/

For feedback on this article, please visit http://wallies.info/blog/item/145/index.html

Walter V. is a self-employed internet entrepreneur and founder-webmaster of several websites, including
wallies.info :: A snappy blog about snappy blue things :: blog | wiki | forum | links - http://wallies.info
mblo.gs :: A snappy moblog community - http://mblo.gs

In The News:

'Grab the baby!': Duck boat victim's desperate plea
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 20:47:00 +0100
A grieving mother whose nine relatives died in the Missouri duck boat disaster heard her sister-in-law shout "grab the baby!" before a huge wave struck the vessel.

Trump: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong!'
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:17:00 +0100
Donald Trump has questioned whether his former lawyer was acting illegally when he secretly recorded him.

Reunion for boy separated by Trump immigration policy
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 02:40:00 +0100
A boy who appeared in court after being separated from his father when they illegally crossed the US border has been reunited with his parents.

Girl, 15, raped by brother jailed for having abortion
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:24:00 +0100
A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion.

Gunman kills father of school shooting survivors
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:25:00 +0100
The father of two survivors of a high school massacre in Florida has died after being shot at his convenience store.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

LCD Vs. CRT

When buying a new computer, or upgrading your monitor, you... Read More

10 Things to Ponder Before Moving Your Office Network

Moving the office network? How hard could it be? Anybody... Read More

How To Choose The Best Gaming Laptop

The gaming laptop is coming of age! It is steadily... Read More

JunxionBox -- WiFi Access Everywhere

Now you can more easily access the Internet wherever mobile... Read More

How To Format A Hard Drive

Here's how to format a hard drive (Legal Stuff: We... Read More

An Introduction to HD-DVD

High density digital versatile disc is a digital optical media... Read More

A Guide to Refurbished IBM Laptops

IBM boasts a very large array of older and newer... Read More

Intel Celeron vs Pentium

The Celeron and Pentium Processors are two of Intel's best... Read More

DVD ROMs

DVD CD ROMs have become predominantly the most used CD... Read More

Special Events Recording in DVD Players Age

The proliferation of portable DVD players has dramatically changed the... Read More

Ten Tips to Safeguard Your Laptops

The following is a list of tips to help safeguard... Read More

How to Change, Upgade or Remove an IDE Hard Drive

Hard drives - Hard drives are a little more complicated.... Read More

Does Size Really Matter In Our Digital Age?

Well, we've all seen the advert, but that's not what... Read More

Computer Hardware Preventive Maintenance Software

Computers often break down at the worst of all times.... Read More

A Look Inside The Elusive Inkjet Industry

The Inkjet printer industry is booming. Office supply companies report... Read More

RAM - What is It & Why You Need Plenty

This is the first article in the Understanding Your Computer... Read More

Buying Cheap Refurbished Laptops

When comparing refurbished laptop models, ask about these specifications:Central Processing... Read More

How To Choose A Computer Case

Things to Consider When Choosing a Computer CaseIn the past,... Read More

The Importance of Ergonomic Products

Interestingly, ergonomics though sounds to be a modern and trendy... Read More

Laptop and Notebook Theft Prevention

Laptops or Notebook computers are an expensive personal and business... Read More

How To Choose The Best Student Laptop?

How To Choose the Best Student Laptop?Merchants are singing those... Read More

Printer Cartridges - Step Back in History

You are working and trying to print out important documents... Read More

Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!

The ability to easily move data from PC to PC... Read More

Pixel Disruption To Cause Nausea From User of Computer Screen

As we study the issues associated with teaching kids in... Read More

Heliodisplay --Computer Video With No Screen

Science-Fiction meets reality with this new video display technology.The Heliodisplay... Read More