[ubuntu-uk] Mobiles and Bluetooth Authentication

danattwood danattwood at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 14 10:18:59 BST 2009

Jai Harrison wrote:
> The same thing can done on Windows, it seems, with a tool called
> BlueLock that does the same sort of thing:
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/wuul/bluelock/
> Unfortunately if the only form of authentication is my bluetooth id
> then anyone can access my machine as it's being constantly broadcast.
> Definitely a step up on no password but still pretty insecure.
> I was hoping on some form of encrypted authentication between the
> phone and the PC over bluetooth. That's why I asked for a phone that I
> might need in specific.
Is there not a security issue with this in that you'd need to leave the 
bluetooth turned on all the time which i thought wasn't considered a 
good idea. Is there not a chance of having your phone bluejacked or 
hacked in some way.

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