Basic Bluetooth Security

    Date13 Oct 2005
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    Bluetooth has been around since the 90s, and even today, most mobile devices come with the technology embedded in them. Bluetooth provides a wireless, point-to-point, "personal area network" for personal digital assistants (PDAs), notebooks, printers, mobile phones, audio components, and other devices. The wireless technology can be used anywhere if you have two or more devices that are Bluetooth-enabled. And as with any wireless connectivity, there are bound to be security issues since data is being sent over the air invisibly from device to device.

    This data, in the form of e-mails, photos, contacts and addresses, are precious and private. It needs to be sent securely to its intended recipient without interception.

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