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This Siemens M75 is Bluejacking the Sony Ericsson K600i pictured below
This Siemens M75 is Bluejacking the Sony Ericsson K600i pictured below
This Sony Ericsson K600i is getting Bluejacked by the Siemens M75 pictured above
This Sony Ericsson K600i is getting Bluejacked by the Siemens M75 pictured above

Bluejacking is the sending of unsolicited messages over Bluetooth to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones, PDAs or laptop computers, sending a vCard which typically contains a message in the name field (i.e. for bluedating or bluechat) to another bluetooth enabled device via the OBEX protocol. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File linksMetadata M75_Bluejacking. ... Image File history File linksMetadata M75_Bluejacking. ... The Siemens M75 (in the safari green colour variant) The Siemens M75, released in 2005, is a mobile phone manufactured by the German/Taiwanese company BenQ Mobile. ... Image File history File linksMetadata K600i_Bluejacked. ... Image File history File linksMetadata K600i_Bluejacked. ... The Sony Ericsson K600i was introduced in 2005 by Sony Ericsson as a 3G, middle-market mobile phone. ... Bluetooth logo Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). ... Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... An ultraportable IBM X31 with 12 screen on an IBM T43 Thin & Light laptop with a 14 screen A laptop computer, or simply laptop (also notebook computer or notebook), is a small mobile computer, which usually weighs 2. ... The correct title of this article is . ... Wireless dating, Widating or Bluedating (from Bluetooth) is a form of dating which makes use of mobile phone and Bluetooth technologies. ... Bluechat is a direct text chat between two or more users, where every one utilizes a bluetooth device (i. ... IrOBEX (or just OBEX) is a communications protocol that facilitates the exchange of binary objects between devices. ...


Bluetooth has a very limited range, usually around 10 metres on mobile phones, but laptops can reach up to 100 metres with powerful (Class 1) transmitters. Bluetooth logo Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). ...

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Origins

'bluejacking' was first commited by an Esato user 'Ajack', who used his phone to advertise sony ericsson [1]. He also invented the name, an amalgam of bluetooth and 'ajack',his username on http://www.esato.com, a sony ericsson fan site[2] Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ...


Usage

Bluejacking is usually technically harmless, but because bluejacked people don't know what is happening, they think their phone is malfunctioning. Usually, a bluejacker will only send a text message, but with modern phones it's possible to send images or sounds as well. Bluejacking has been used in guerrilla marketing campaigns to promote advergames. Example of guerrilla marketing in São Paulo, Brazil promoting the Hopi Hari amusement park. ... Advergaming is the practice of using games, particularly computer games, to advertise or promote a product, organisation or viewpoint. ...


With the increase in the availability of bluetooth enabled devices, these devices have become vulnerable to virus attacks and even complete take over of devices through a trojan horse program. This article is about computer system security. ...


Bluejacking is also confused with bluesnarfing which is the way in which mobile phones are illegally hacked via bluetooth; see Bluesnarfing for more details. Bluesnarfing is the theft of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection, often between phones, desktops, laptops, and PDAs. ...


See also

Bluesnarfing is the theft of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection, often between phones, desktops, laptops, and PDAs. ... BlueJackQ is the worlds first and most authoritative[1] website dedicated to Bluejacking. ... // Bluecasting is gradually gaining ground as a common term for the provision of any small digital media over Bluetooth to suitable media provisioning enabled devices. ...

External links

  • War, Peace or Stalemate, An article on the ethics and legality of wireless hacking (including bluejacking).
  • Esato, The SonyEricsson community site where Bluejacking was "discovered"
  • bluejackQ, website dedicated to bluejacking
  • BluejackAddicts, another website dedicated to bluejacking
  • You Tagged Me , A Social Network with java client for bluejacking
  • Bluejacking Tools , A website dedicated to all the tools needed to bluejack

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