March 31, 2007

Sniffing Bluetooth

I noticed a new paper from Max (of remote-exploit.org) mentioning that it's possible to turn those cheap USB bluetooth dongles into a working clone of commercial sniffers. This and this are samples of a commercial BT sniffer. As you may know it was believed that sniffing remote bluetooth connections (just like what we have for WiFi) is not that straight-forward (but still possible and proven ) and a _normal driver/device_ available in markets will NOT allow us to sniff other connections. Here you can read why it's hard to sniff Bluetooth. There are some commercial solutions to do that, but so far there's no free/open project making that possible. So that's why Max's piece of research is interesting. As he mentioned in his papers , the myth is solved by flashing commercial firmwares onto a normal compatible (chipset) USB dongle. Of course those vendors always tell us that their hardware and software parts are covering each other and they use something SPECIAL ! but it's not like that really ( as Max showed us ) .

I may update this entry once again...

8 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Have you any information on how to discover bluetooth deviceids in your vicinity?

    Regards,
    Antony

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  2. If you mean detecting Bluetooth devices around , Why not using any of available open-source tools & scripts already published for this purpose ? :)
    http://bluediving.sourceforge.net/ is just one simple example. there are tens of alike tooks like this ,released . Just google :)

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