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BluejackingSending a message from a Bluetooth phone to a nearby stranger who also has a Bluetooth device. Bluejacking is used to flirt ("I like the way you look") or play a practical joke ("somebody just ran away with your package"). It is also used to exploit a Bluetooth user in some fashion by requesting that a response be sent back or some action be taken similar to phishing. See Bluetooth glossary and Phishing.
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The latest mobile phone craze takes a dollop of networking technology, a slice of email, adds a chunk of mischief, and wraps it all up in a new concept called 'bluejacking
relies on the fact that hundreds of people have purchasedBluetooth-capable mobiles without realising what Bluetooth is for,and have left the feature switchedon, not knowing that doing so makes their phones into a target.
It also opens up Bluejacking
to your computer people can send you contacts with embedded messages using Bluetooth gadgetry.