BlueTooth Security - How To ???

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by dangelow, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. dangelow

    dangelow OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Got the adapter and have the PC talking to the Razor using 0000 as the passkey.

    Question - what/how do I changee the code (more appropriately, how do I secure BT connections?).

    I turn off BT on the phone other than trying to synch - no BT headset yet.

    When I get the headset how do I secure my communications so everyone doesnt tune in an listen??
     
  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    it will probably come with a passkey written on the manual and its only one code which is probably not 0000 it will be something that someone won't guess.
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    you cannot change the passkey on Bluetooth handsfree earpieces. it shouldn't really matter anyway because all one can do is pair it to 1 device only - you cannot pair it with another device until you've unpaired it from its current connection & reset the headset.
     
  4. dangelow

    dangelow OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks for the updates and sorry I wasnt clear.

    I am talking about setting security between my PC and the Razor.

    I will need to get a BT headset later, for now I am wanting to know if I can set something other than 0000, to communitcate between the two
     
  5. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    when you pair between a Razrt and a PC you should define the pass key on one device then the next will ask for it.
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    OK, between the PC and the Phone... like VenomXt said. You enter a passkey of your choice on the PC (once you've found the razor in range), you're phone will then ask you to key in the passkey to pair the phone to the PC. You enter the same passkey that you just created on to you phone and you're done. :)

    As for the headset, you can't change the passkey on it as I've mentioned earlier.
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    to my knowledge I believe the encryption is combined with a piece of temporal information from the time of pairing as well as the pair key. Also Bluetooth 1.0 at least, am not sure about 2.0 is not really that secure. It utilises WEP style encryption system for its security which we should all know by now is highly vulnerable to collision attacks.