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    I received a Jabra BT2010 in the mail from an unknown source a while back, and I'm wondering if I should be concerned about it being unsecure. I've done some searching, and found no indications of it being a problem, just wondering if anyone has heard of any headset-hosted security exploits.
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    Bluetooth is already insecure, I don't know what more someone could achieve with hacking a headset...

    Also, unless you happen to hold trade secrets or are a member of some secret organization, what exactly are you going to be saying on a headset which would really matter wither or not someone else is listening in?

    And what do you mean 'mis-delivered', if it was something you didn't order you have a moral (and probably legal) obligation to return it, also you do realize opening someone else's mail is a felony?
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    If you're concerned about hacking into the RF signal between the thing and your phone, there's a better chance of someone listening through the wall, rather than tapping into the communication electronically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex.dobeck View Post
    Bluetooth is already insecure, I don't know what more someone could achieve with hacking a headset...

    Also, unless you happen to hold trade secrets or are a member of some secret organization, what exactly are you going to be saying on a headset which would really matter wither or not someone else is listening in?

    And what do you mean 'mis-delivered', if it was something you didn't order you have a moral (and probably legal) obligation to return it, also you do realize opening someone else's mail is a felony?
    1: I'm aware of this, but I'd rather not make things any easier if I can help it.

    2: I'm military, plus I prefer my privacy in general.

    3: I suppose "mis-delivered(allegedly)" is the wrong term. The package(fedex, iirc) was addressed to me specifically, but the return address was unfamiliar, and there was no receipt or contact information inside or out. Nobody I know has confessed to ordering or sending the device over a month after receiving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FXC View Post
    If you're concerned about hacking into the RF signal between the thing and your phone, there's a better chance of someone listening through the wall, rather than tapping into the communication electronically.
    It's not so much the signal-catching that concerns me, but the possiblity for the more advanced devices to be re-programmed to perform more invasive tasks, such as initiating calls or sending SMS's without user interaction. Can that sort of thing be done? Given the feature set of the BT2010, I doubt it's capable of such things, but could it be programmed to do more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by photostyle View Post
    It's not so much the signal-catching that concerns me, but the possiblity for the more advanced devices to be re-programmed to perform more invasive tasks
    I think you're okay so long as you keep your tinfoil hat on.

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