Mobility

Security Risks in Bluetooth Devices

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Executive Summary

Bluetooth provides a short range (usually up to a maximum of 100 meters) wireless communication between devices making it convenient for users and thus eliminating the need for messy cables. According to Bluetooth Special Interest Group (2006), "Bluetooth wireless technology is the most widely supported, versatile and secure wireless standard on the market today." Bluetooth operates in the open 2.4 GHz ISM band and is "Now found in a vast array of products such as input devices, printers, medical devices, VoIP phones, whiteboards and surveillance cameras. However, the proliferation of these devices in the workplace exposes organizations to security risks."

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