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Monday, June 06, 2005
  Bluetooth gets hacked
Cryptographers from the Tel Aviv University in Israel have figured out a way to hack and take control of Bluetooth devices even when the extra security features are turned on. Bluetooth devices must "pair" in order to work together. They have basically found a way to force pairing and apparently it was pretty easy:
But pairing only occurs the first time two devices communicate. Wool and Shaked have managed to force pairing by pretending to be one of the two devices and sending a message to the other claiming to have forgotten the link key. This prompts the other device to discard the link key and the two then begin a new pairing session, which the hacker can then use.
 
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