Thursday, October 2, 2008

Securing a Bluetooth Phone

Bluetooth is a short ranged, wireless connectivity method over which one can transfer files,audio etc. But recently bluetooth is being used for malicious purposes like data and image theft.Unsecured Bluetooth can also pave way for easier virus attacks especially comwarrior. Here are some guidelines to secure the Bluetooth functionality of your phone

  • Never keep the Bluetooth ON. This could make you easily vulnerable to bluetooth hacks and virus attacks. It would also drain your battery away
  • If you want to keep your bluetooth ON for some reason (eg. bluetooth headset), Keep it in hidden mode. ( disable 'shown to all' feature).Pair your headset, It will show up even if hidden
  • Never Pair with unknown devices.
  • Never allow authorised access to any of the paired devices.(Disable authorised acess feature)

To check your Bluetooth device address type *#2820# in standby screen.


fat man said...

well I didnt kno bluetooth was so risky

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