Nokia admits multiple Bluetooth security holes

Monday, 9 February 2004, 8:46 PM EST

Nokia has admitted that a number of its Bluetooth handsets are vulnerable to bluesnarfing - in which data can be stolen from a phone without the owner's knowledge

Nokia has admitted that some of its Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones are vulnerable to "bluesnarfing", which is where an attacker could read, modify and copy a phone's address book and calendar without leaving any trace of the intrusion.

Following networking and security firm AL Digital's revelation that at least ten handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Ericsson were vulnerable to a bluesnarfing attack, a Nokia spokesperson told ZDNet UK that the company is aware of "security issues" relating to Bluetooth devices that "makes it possible to download and modify phone book, calendar and other information on the phone without the owner's knowledge or consent, if Bluetooth is turned on."

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet UK

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