Bluetooth-cracking gun 6 August 2004 by axxxr
group of hackers called Flexilis showed up at the recent Defcon event
with a Bluetooth-cracking gun they invented called the BlueSniper.
the Flexilis team walked in with their BlueSniper Bluetooth sniper,
everyone wanted to know what this evil looking contraption could do. It
looks like a mutant cross between a sniper rifle and Ghostbusters
particle canon, complete with nuclear backpack. Thankfully, it is a
very simple device that can do one thing well: find and attack
Bluetooth devices from far away.
The BlueSniper is a rifle
stock with a scope and yagi antenna attached. A cable attaches the
antenna to the Bluetooth card, which can be in a PDA or laptop
computer. The laptop can be carried in a backpack with the cables
connecting into the backpack, giving it the Ghostbusters look.
Flexilis teams demonstrated the gun with some home-brewed Bluetooth
scanning software. They pointed the gun down the hallways and out
windows. Almost instantly, vulnerable phones with their unique
Bluetooth device numbers appeared on the laptop screen. The device is
powerful enough to detect devices through building walls.
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