A Simple Way to Improve the Security of Bluetooth Devices

Peter Dell, Khwaja Shan-ul-Hasan Ghori
2008 2008 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet  
Bluetooth is a de facto standard feature in mobile devices such as smart phones, PDAs and similar devices. While this provides great convenience to the user, there are a number of security issues for which exploits are widely available. This fact, combined with the growing sophistication of devices, creates the potential for serious loss in the event of a security breach. This paper investigates the use of Bluetooth profiles by the public and finds that some potentially high-risk profiles are
more » ... t widely used. A subsequent investigation of a number of devices determined that no way of configuring individual profiles was available. The paper concludes with a recommendation that devices allow users to configure individual Bluetooth profiles. International Symposium on Applications and the Internet 978-0-7695-3297-4/08 $25.00
doi:10.1109/saint.2008.39 dblp:conf/saint/DellG08 fatcat:cozo7uw6nvg7tfr4c7ontrwl7a