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Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 12:04:20 -0800
From: Nicholas Weaver <>
To: "Schmehl, Paul L" <>
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Serious flaws in bluetooth security lead to disclosure of personal data

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 12:38:50PM -0600, Schmehl, Paul L composed:
> 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.

And 802.11b is supposed to only be a few hundred meters, but that
hasn't stopped people from accessing across 50 kilometers!

And 16 kilometers with omnidirectional antennas!

Thus although bluetooth's range is supposed to be 10 meters, for
purposes of attack envelope, it should probably be considered 100
meters or more.

Nicholas C. Weaver                       

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