OT: my friendly blue tooth hacker

David Bovill david at openpartnership.net
Sat Jul 14 06:38:50 EDT 2007


No - thats right Richard (in terms of my / the user experience). I'm still
not sure how it happened - which is what I am trying to find out. AFAIK -
you cannot execute a file you upload by Bluetooth and the user has to accept
- neither of which I did.

On 14/07/07, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
>
> David Bovill wrote:
>
> > On 13/07/07, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> That Bluetooth is merely discoverable doesn't seem alarming in itself.
> >> Where I'm concerned is that a stranger can not only upload files to the
> >> target computer but also execute them.
> >
> > Do you know that to be the case?
>
> All I know about this alleged security breach is what you've written in
> your descriptions of it.
>
> If I've understood this correctly, the reported issue involved strangers
> uploading and playing files on your computer without your permission or
> even knowledge.  Perhaps I misunderstood.



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