You've read about it on the web; heard about it on the radio; read
articles in the newspapers... but what exactly is bluejacking?
*Warning- by the end of 'What is bluejacking?' I can assure you
that you'll be sick of the word 'Bluetooth'
First up, you need to know what Bluetooth is. There are lots of
types of modern devices that incorporate the Bluetooth wireless
communication system as one of their many features. PDAs, mobile
phones and laptops are a few of these modern devices. Bluetooth
means that Bluetooth enabled devices can send things like phonebook/address
book contacts, pictures & notes to other Bluetooth enabled devices
wirelessly over a range of about 10 metres.
So, we've got past the boring part. Now, using a phone with Bluetooth,
you can create a phonebook contact and write a message, eg. 'Hello,
you've been bluejacked', in the 'Name' field. Then you can search
for other phones with Bluetooth and send that phonebook contact
to them. On their phone, a message will popup saying "'Hello, you've
been bluejacked' has just been received by Bluetooth" or something
along those lines. For most 'victims' they will have no idea as
to how the message appeared on their phone. So, personalised messages
like 'I like your pink top' and the startled expressions that result
is where the fun really starts.
That, my friends, is the basic answer to 'What is bluejacking?'