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Old 23-04-2006, 6:27 PM
Mikki French Mikki French is offline
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Exclamation New hack cracks 'secure' Bluetooth devices

"Cryptographers have discovered a way to hack Bluetooth-enabled devices even when security features are switched on. The discovery may make it even easier for hackers to eavesdrop on conversations and charge their own calls to someone else’s cellphone."

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7461

So is bluetooth safe?
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Old 24-04-2006, 12:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikki French
"Cryptographers have discovered a way to hack Bluetooth-enabled devices even when security features are switched on. The discovery may make it even easier for hackers to eavesdrop on conversations and charge their own calls to someone else’s cellphone."

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7461

So is bluetooth safe?

Sure...until proven other wise...that's what makes the world go round...one man advances technology...the next man comes up with a way to use the technology for no good...and bingo...technology needs to be advance again...nothing is fool proof...or idiot proof for that matter...
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Old 24-04-2006, 12:11 AM
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nothing's EVER safe... no matter how much you may think it is, there's alway some hacker out there waiting to make it NOT.
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Old 24-04-2006, 2:20 PM
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Bravo to the person that discovered this security flaw. Now we await the advance in Bluetooth security.
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Old 27-04-2006, 2:38 AM
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Yes... if it's there, someone will hack it. It's always just a matter of how long before it's hacked. Now they'll just find a way to increase the security, and the average Joe still has nothing to worry about.
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Old 27-04-2006, 5:07 AM
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Hackers make me so sick. Anyone hear about that new virus that even spreads to cell phones? I dont think we need to panick over the bluetooths but we do need to be careful and ever watching the developments. I wonder how many bluetooth users DONT know about this.
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Old 27-04-2006, 2:15 PM
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probably a lot - there's not been much press on this from what I've seen.
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