Security threats raise concerns about Bluetooth

Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 12:43 AM EST

Potential security risks posed by the Bluetooth wireless technology are prompting some IT managers to rein in use of Bluetooth-equipped mobile phones and PCs on their networks.

Bluetooth vendors are scheduled to hold a press briefing today at which they will discuss the security issues and provide guidance on how users can guard their devices against hackers. But several IT managers last week said they now see a need to protect their networks from Bluetooth attacks by taking the same steps they took to secure their corporate wireless LANs.

By Bob Brewin at Computerworld.

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