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Cracking the Bluetooth PIN

Cracking the Bluetooth PIN

Tim Finin, 8:06am 4 June 2005

Bruce Shneier report that Tel Aviv University researchers have demonstrated a passive attack that can recover the PIN used by bluetooth devices during the pairing protocol, allowing the attacker to eavesdrop on a Bluetooth network. The approach works for the four digit PINs adopted by industry. See their Mobisys 2005 paper or this news article.


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