An administrator has advised against the use of Bluetooth phones due to bluesnarfing concerns.
Which of the following is an example of this threat?
An attacker using the phone remotely for spoofing other phone numbers
Unauthorized intrusions into the phone to access data
The Bluetooth enabled phone causing signal interference with the network
An attacker using exploits that allow the phone to be disabled
Bluesnarfing is the theft of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection. Bluetooth is a
high-speed but very short-range wireless technology for exchanging data between desktop and mobile
computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other devices. By exploiting a vulnerability in the way
Bluetooth is implemented on a mobile phone, an attacker can access information — such as the user’s
calendar, contact list and e-mail and text messages — without leaving any evidence of the attack. Other devices
that use Bluetooth, such as laptop computers, may also be vulnerable, although to a lesser extent, by virtue of
their more complex systems. Operating in invisible mode protects some devices, but others are vulnerable as
long as Bluetooth is enabled.