Digital Blues: An Investigation into the Use of Bluetooth Protocols

William Ledbetter, William Glisson, Todd McDonald, Todd Andel, George Grispos, Kim Kwang Choo

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Abstract

The proliferation of Bluetooth mobile device communications into all aspects of modern society raises security questions by both academicians and practitioners. This environment prompted an investigation into the real-world use of Bluetooth protocols along with an analysis of documented security attacks. The experiment discussed in this paper collected data for one week in a local coffee shop. The data collection took about an hour each day and identified 478 distinct devices. The contribution of this research is two-fold. First, it provides insight into real-world Bluetooth protocols that are being utilized by the general public. Second, it provides foundational research that is necessary for future Bluetooth penetration testing research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages498-503
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538643877
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 5 2018
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018 - New York, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2018Aug 3 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period7/31/188/3/18

Keywords

  • Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Detection
  • Mobile Devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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