Turn Off Your Bluetooth: BlueSnarfing Worse Than Thought

I read stories about BlueSnarfing and Bluejacking with a high degree of skepticism — it just seemed like a trend that was harmless and not likely to really take off. Well, it turns out that the dangers of someone hijacking your Bluetooth phone are actually pretty high. Owners of the T610 or Nokia 6310 could actually get jacked and the perp could use their phone for sending faxes and SMS, calling numbers from the target phone, disrupting calls and other potentially high-charge nastiness. Until there’s some kind of fix for this, it appears the only solution is to only turn your BT on in secure areas, which means in the middle of a wheat field at least 400 feet from the nearest other BT enabled human.

via Gizmodo