Can Bluetooth Be Hacked? Blue Tooth Security Risks

Summary: This 3-minute article discusses Blue Tooth security risks and how Blue Tooth connections can be hacked. Learn about bluejacking, bluebugging and bluesnarfing and how to provide appropriate cyber security. Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit to schedule a cyber risk analysis and discuss innovative solutions to ensure your Blue Tooth and all your wireless devices have the best possible small business cyber security protection.

Blue Tooth technology has become a massive part of our connected world. Everything from earbuds to car stereos continually expands the use and power of blue tooth connections. It has made many things more convenient and wireless. But as is with all wireless connections, cyber security has become a serious concern.

There are several types of blue tooth attacks:

Ways to Protect Your Bluetooth Connections

Case Study

An accountant was waiting for her flight out of Laguardia airport in New York. When the airline announced the flight was delayed, she decided it would be a good time to transfer data from her cell phone to her laptop. Aware that public WiFi was not a safe connection, she decided she would use Bluetooth to make the data transfer of her private information. Unaware of the security risks related to Bluetooth data transfer, she set her laptop on the chair next to her with her phone on her lap and began the file transfer. Unfortunately, in the waiting area, two rows behind her, a cyber thief who regularly steals data at airports and train and bus stations intercepted her Bluetooth signal and captured her file transfer.

When she got off the plane at her destination, she received many security texts from her bank alerting her that there was suspicious activity on her accounts.

DIGIGUARD’s Innovative Solutions For Small Business Cybersecurity

As your home or SMB grows, expands its network and adds more devices such as Bluetooth devices, smart controls, wireless access and remote access, your network vulnerability grows, too. DIGIGUARD specializes in proactive cyber security and network security and has a wide array of solutions for home users and small to midsized businesses to defend against cyberattacks and other network data breaches. They are cyber security experts who can ensure your confidential personal, business and financial data have the best protection possible. Furthermore, they can help establish cyber security best practices and train your employees, so they do not inadvertently open your company to a cyberattack. That training will work in tandem with your Incident Response Plan so that everyone knows exactly what to do in the event of a cyberattack. DIGIGUARD’s services in cyber security are up-to-the-minute and cost-effective. They will enable SMB owners to concentrate on operating their businesses without fear of a data breach crippling their operations.

Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) to discuss protecting your Bluetooth and the best cyber protection for your home or SMB’s private data before you face a deadly cyberattack.