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How secure is a bluetooth keyboard against password sniffing?

In a situation where an admin will enter sensitive information into a keyboard (the root password), what is the risk that a bluetooth keyboard (ship by default with Mac systems these days) would put ...
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Best way to enforce Bluetooth encryption/security on Windows 7 workstations?

My organization doesn't currently allow Bluetooth devices of any kind, even going so far as to totally remove the Bluetooth stack from many of our OS images. This stance is being re-evaluated, but ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Drivers Missing Would Not Install? [closed]

I am building my dev machine with WS2008R2SP1. I consider Windows Server as the best development environment for C# since I tend to focus on server-centric (integration) applications. The desktop ...
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Adding bluetooth dongle to vmware server

I need to test some bluetooth code using a VM. Im wondering how to setup the VM (and thus the server) with a bt dongle to access my device. If I simply plug the bt dongle into the server running my ...
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Tell NetworkManager to ignore or not probe rfcomm0

I'm trying to remotely connect to a system via Bluetooth but am running into problems. Here's what I'm trying to do... On the remote device I'd like to have the following running: rfcomm -r watch 0 ...
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Will we have interferance or reliability issues with many bluetooth devices in a small area

How many bluetooth headsets can exist in a small space without there being interference or reliability issues? We're about to switch our phone infrastructure to IP. New phones are on the way and we ...
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Portable, battery-powered, wireless access point, ethernet adapter [closed]

I am in need of an adapter that will convert an ethernet port into a wireless access point. I have found a handful of devices, but I'm unable to find a device that is battery powered. Does a ...
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Can I access debian server through bluetooth PAN via SSH access

Hi I have an old pentium machine which I want to turn into a server. I have got a debian 6 squeeze distro with me. My machine doesnot have a LAN port on it. I don't want to give access to my server ...
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Setup a linux computer to act as a bluetooth keyboard/mouse [closed]

I want to make my laptop announce itself as a bluetooth keyboard or/and a bluetooth mouse. It would be nice to be able to connect the computer to my phone or my media computer using bluetooth. Does ...
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Why Body Area Networks?

Recently a large appealing on Body Area Networks is shown. Even the an IEEE taskgroup taskgroup is started working on the standards. I want to know why we should search for a new standard when we ...
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Office drones want wireless mice. How can I avoid interference?

There were a handful of mice bought before I got here and they've had bad issues with random clicks, movements, and pauses. They've also had some issues getting them synced. They're using 27MHz RF. ...
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What is the point of BlackBerry encryption on the devices?

Our BlackBerry servers require a password to be set on the device, all traffic between the devices and the servers is encrypted, and in addition, we have set the devices to be encrypted when locked. ...
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Simple wireless file transfer?

I'm looking for a way to wirelessly transfer files a short distance without putting the computer 'on a network.' We have industrial computers inside air-purged boxes for operation in a potentially ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - BlueTooth support?

Does Windows 2008 R2 have BlueTooth support? I know with some persuasion you could get 2008 to support it, but it was always ropey. I'm going to use it as a development OS, but have BT keyboard and ...
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Bluetooth in guest Windows with VirtualBox

How to grant my guest Windows XP access to the Bluetooth device? My host OS id Ubuntu 9, and Bluetooth works there, but Windows doesn't see it.
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How to create a windows batch file that sends a file to a bluetooth device?

I'm always sending one file to a device. The device is always the same and the file has the same path and name. How do I write a batch file to do this?
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Windows XP: Unreachable COM ports

I use Bluetooth serial ports daily. Over the years I've noticed that the number of the virtual COM port created when I connect is getting higher and higher. Certain ports are now locked out, seemingly ...