Visible to the public A Proof of Concept Denial of Service Attack Against Bluetooth IoT Devices

TitleA Proof of Concept Denial of Service Attack Against Bluetooth IoT Devices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsDitton, S., Tekeoglu, A., Bekiroglu, K., Srinivasan, S.
Conference Name2020 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops)
KeywordsAd hoc networks, Bluetooth, Bluetooth devices security, Bluetooth IoT devices, bluetooth security, Bluetooth technologies, composability, computer network security, concept denial, denial of service, device-to-device communications, forming ad hoc networks, frequency-hoping spread spectrum technique, Human Behavior, human computer interaction, Internet of Things, operation necessitates special hardware, personal area networks, proof-of-concept DoS attack, Protocols, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, security, Software, Standards, study Bluetooth device security, study Bluetooth security, telecommunication security, Tools, wireless LAN, wireless networks
AbstractBluetooth technologies have widespread applications in personal area networks, device-to-device communications and forming ad hoc networks. Studying Bluetooth devices security is a challenging task as they lack support for monitor mode available with other wireless networks (e.g. 802.11 WiFi). In addition, the frequency-hoping spread spectrum technique used in its operation necessitates special hardware and software to study its operation. This investigation examines methods for analyzing Bluetooth devices' security and presents a proof-of-concept DoS attack on the Link Manager Protocol (LMP) layer using the InternalBlue framework. Through this study, we demonstrate a method to study Bluetooth device security using existing tools without requiring specialized hardware. Consequently, the methods proposed in the paper can be used to study Bluetooth security in many applications.
Citation Keyditton_proof_2020