Do hackers have your hardware singing the blues?
It's become my mantra that any new electronic convenience carries with it some inherent security risks. So it doesn't surprise me that the popularity of Bluetooth-enabled devices (everywhere these days--in laptops, printers, cell phones, and even new cars, such as the Toyota Prius; roughly 2 million Bluetooth-enabled products are shipped each week) tempts evildoers to ferret out Bluetooth weaknesses. A recent demonstration of attacks on mobile phones bears this out; more on this later. Should you be worried? Yes. Bluetooth attacks are sneaky and leave no trace. A digital thief could, for example, steal data from a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or PDA in your shirt pocket or backpack or even eavesdrop on conversations in the vicinity of a compromised mobile phone without the victim knowing.
By Robert Vamosi at ZDNet.
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