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Security Risks in Bluetooth Devices

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 51 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Vinayak P. Musale
S. S. Apte

Vinayak P Musale and S S Apte. Article: Security Risks in Bluetooth Devices. International Journal of Computer Applications 51(1):1-6, August 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Vinayak P. Musale and S. S. Apte},
	title = {Article: Security Risks in Bluetooth Devices},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {51},
	number = {1},
	pages = {1-6},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


The Bluetooth is widely used to link cell phones to their accessories, and its security has not been considered a major problem. This research paper describes the critical problems and the risks that are identified in all Bluetooth-enabled kits that are tested. Also this paper will explain what Bluetooth is, how it works, and some of the vulnerabilities and risks associated with it.


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