Mobility

Improving Pairing Mechanism in Bluetooth Security

Date Added: Nov 2009
Format: PDF

Bluetooth has been developed to provide mobile ad hoc connectivity between a wide range of portable and fixed devices. Bluetooth is a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Standard that is moderately secure but still has weaknesses in its security architecture. One such weakness has been identified in its pairing mechanism, which leads to an attacker guessing PIN number leading to the guessing of Initialization, Link & Encryption keys.