Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blue Bugging - An old topic and growing problem

When you pair your smart phone with your vehicle's audio system and leave that connection open, you may become the target of Blue-bugging.

"They have paired their car and they leave their Bluetooth pairing open and then they get out of the car…they come out of the car and go to a store or something like that and the Bluetooth capability is still on," explains Mike Rohrer with the Arkansas Better Business Bureau.

The BBB advises you switch your Bluetooth into "Not discoverable" mode when you aren't using it…especially in crowded, public places.

Always use at least eight characters in your pin.

When pairing devices for the first time, do it at home or in the office. And download the latest security updates. (more) (video)

There is also a chapter (Bluetooth® Eavesdropping) devoted to the subject of Bluetooth vulnerabilities in, "Is My Cell Phone Bugged?"