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    Just something I found that I figured I would share:
    Expert: Gaps still pain Bluetooth security

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia--The latest specification of Bluetooth, a popular short-range wireless technology, has left serious security issues unfixed, according to a wireless researcher.
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    Once the information is collected, an eavesdropper could listen to cell phone calls, grab personal information as it is synchronized with a computer or counterfeit signals from one device to the other.
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    Fortunately, to launch an attack using the flaw exposed Wednesday is not simple and can be expensive. @Stake found that an attacker has to be able to eavesdrop on the initial negotiation between two Bluetooth devices, called "bonding." The would-be eavesdropper has to collect some key data during that process to have enough information to crack secret PIN codes, according to Whitehouse.
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    The length of time it takes to crack the code depends on the number of digits a person uses in his or her code. A 6-digit PIN can be broken in just more than 10 seconds, while a 16-digit PIN would take more than a million days to crack, he said.
    Well, where there is one security flaw, more are sure to follow!
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    yawn.


    someone is more likely to take your wallet, briefcase or purse, or break into your house, than try to Bluejack your phone.

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