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Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 12:04:20 -0800
From: Nicholas Weaver <nweaver@...berkeley.edu>
To: "Schmehl, Paul L" <pauls@...allas.edu>
Cc: bugtraq@...urityfocus.com, full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
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
> bluetooth.org 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!

http://home.earthlink.net/~wifi-shootout/

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                                 nweaver@...berkeley.edu


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