Attacks on bluetooth security architecture and its countermeasures

Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal, Firdous Kausar, Muhammad Arif Wahla

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WPANs compliment the traditional IEEE 802.11 wireless networks by facilitating the clients with flexibility in network topologies, higher mobility and relaxed configuration/hardware requirements. Bluetooth, a WPAN technology, is an open standard for short-range radio frequency (RF) communication. However, it is also susceptible to typical security threats found in wireless LANs. This paper discuses some of the attack scenarios against the bluetooth network such as hostile intrusion, active Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack using unit key and various forms of denial of service (DoS) attacks. These threats and attacks compromise the confidentiality and availability of bluetooth data and services. This paper proposes an improved security architecture for bluetooth device which provides protection against the above mentioned attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security and Assurance - 4th International Conference, ISA 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, ISA 2010 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: Jun 23 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume76 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference4th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, ISA 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics

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