The problem with bluesnarfing goes far beyond loss of privacy, Laurie explains.
Austrian IT-security researcher Martin Herfurt conducted bluesnarfing experiments at CeBIT 2004, a heavily attended computer exhibition held annually in Germany.
This is a more serious attack than bluesnarfing, which only provides access to restricted parts of a Bluetooth device.
, also called Bluejacking, hackers use a laptop which scans to find Bluetooth-compatible phones which can then be targeted.
Hackers can download confidential details and even photos from up to 87 yards away using a technique called Bluesnarfing.
With Bluesnarfing hackers use a laptop which scans to find Bluetooth-compatible phones which can then be targeted.