DoS and phishing attacks: coming to a mobile near you?
Or about as common as woolly mammoths? Recent news about bluesnarfing – using Bluetooth to hack into mobiles without leaving a trace of the intrusion – has revealed the possible security implications of the wireless technology. Hacking tactics all too familiar from PCs could soon be making their way to mobiles, with phishing and denial of service attacks possible due to Bluetooth hacking tools that are freely available on the internet. Apart from allowing hackers free access to your data, a crafty criminal can now put ‘snarfing’ to work for profit. All it takes is a laptop with Bluetooth, a premium rate phone line and some nifty social engineering to carry out some profitable scamming that would make the eBay phishers proud. Full Story