Visible to the public Digital Blues: An Investigation Into the Use of Bluetooth Protocols

TitleDigital Blues: An Investigation Into the Use of Bluetooth Protocols
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLedbetter, W., Glisson, W., McDonald, T., Andel, T., Grispos, G., Choo, K.
Conference Name2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE)
Date Publishedaug
KeywordsBluetooth, Bluetooth Detection, Bluetooth mobile device communications, Bluetooth protocols, bluetooth security, composability, Data collection, digital blues, Encryption, Human Behavior, mobile devices, Mobile handsets, mobile radio, Object recognition, Protocols, pubcrawl, Resiliency, security attacks, telecommunication security, time 1.0 week
AbstractThe proliferation of Bluetooth mobile device communications into all aspects of modern society raises security questions by both academicians and practitioners. This environment prompted an investigation into the real-world use of Bluetooth protocols along with an analysis of documented security attacks. The experiment discussed in this paper collected data for one week in a local coffee shop. The data collection took about an hour each day and identified 478 distinct devices. The contribution of this research is two-fold. First, it provides insight into real-world Bluetooth protocols that are being utilized by the general public. Second, it provides foundational research that is necessary for future Bluetooth penetration testing research.
Citation Keyledbetter_digital_2018