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Ministry of Propaganda - 14/Feb/2004: "Snarfing - a real security risk?"

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Snarfing - a real security risk?

After reading "Beyond Fear" recently I sometimes wonder about some of the security news and alarms raised. One of the latest is "snarfing" or "bluesnarfing", now acknowledged by some mobile phone manufacturers.

While I agree that it is a problem and should be addressed I have my doubts about it having a "huge potential for abuse" which "allows data, such as telephone numbers and diary entries, stored in a vulnerable device to be stolen by the attacker". My reasoning?

What do you think? Am I right or am I missing something?

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of Armin painting

No risk of anyone bluesnarfing this ;-) No sensitive data in these drawings anyway, I should think.

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