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Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 12:38:50 -0600
From: "Schmehl, Paul L" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: RE: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Serious flaws in bluetooth security lead to disclosure of personal data

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of 
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 7:30 AM
> To: Adam Laurie; Pentest Security Advisories; 
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Serious flaws in bluetooth 
> security lead to disclosure of personal data
> Are you aware of any very informative papers or tools(other 
> than btscanner) for use in testing bluetooth networks(such as 
> Airsnort).  From what I know about it thus far, it just 
> operates in the same spectrum as 802.11b, but I'm still 
> researching.  I'm very interested in observing traffic 
> patterns and analyzing what is exactly happening.  I do 
> analysis for a living and it's a new area that no one really 
> at my position has an experience in(even though it's been 
> around for a while).  My idea is to research how far a 
> bluetooth signal will travel when leaving a building as we 
> want to set up a test lab and do not want people sitting 
> outside to be able to detect any of it.  We've looked into 
> doing this with 802.11b standard before but we cannot find a 
> way to mute the signal enough to meet our needs. 
Bluetooth is *supposed* to be very short range - 10 meters is supposed
to be the maximum range.  It is *not* 802.11b.  It's 802.15.1.  See for the details.

Paul Schmehl (
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member 

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