F-Secure ran a honeypot for bluetoth devices at the german cebit. The captured over 12500 boxen in the test period that had their bluetooth not only turned on but also visible.
Anyways, should your smartphone ever get under fire from an infected box, please do the following:
- Walk away…most bluetooth transmitters have a range of just 10m
- Turn bluetoth off
- Make your device invisible if you don’t need it to be visible(use the name cache if you can)
Under no circumstances, accept anything sent over that you didnt explicitly request. For example, if someone you know sends you a file that he didnt tell you about before, don’t accept it…
Do you have any experiences? Were you infected in the past?