Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Wardialling to Wardriving, now Bluejacking!

Just reading this story over on The Register, about Bluejacking. It seems that there is increasing numbers of people sending messages to other Bluetooth enabled devices that have been detected locally to the person looking for devices.

This could become annoying. In fact, since there are so many devices becoming Bluetooth enabled, it could be an open invitation for people wanting to send out spam. Picture a bit of software running on a PDA with Bluetooth, scanning the local area for other devices and sending messages to them automatically, promoting websites and other things.

It could also be fun, sending messages to randoms and watching their expressions. Check out This reminds me of the popup spam you usually receive these days if you have the Message Service running on your Internet connected Windows boxes. You can easily stop that, disable the service (MS are to do this in future Windows releases / updates).

It might be worth turning off Bluetooth when not needed, if this craze takes off.

Check out the Slashdot discussion.

Post ID: 146, posted by jase at 06:02 PM
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Also take a look at

Posted by: Peter oram at November 9, 2003 02:34 PM

Will do!

Posted by: jasun at November 15, 2003 12:05 AM
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