Posted: February 10, 2014
Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Peter La Monica recently spoke with WMUR News 9 about security concerns with Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth, a wireless signal that lets cellphones connect to and communicate with other devices. People use it for wireless headsets and for hands-free control. However, leaving Bluetooth on all the time can open cellphones to attacks called bluebugging or bluesnarfing.
"It's getting to the point where almost anyone can do it," said La Monica who teaches classes in Cyber Security. "Figuring out how to accomplish the attack just takes a quick trip to Google."