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Sony Ericsson phones susceptible DoS attacks

Ryan Block , @ryan

Have a Sony Ericsson K600i, V600i, W800i, or T68i? Use Bluetooth? You may want to shut it off for a bit, kids; according to FrSIRT (French Security Incident Response Team), your phone can get DoS (denial of service) attacked by means of malicious Bluetooth L2CAP (Logical Link Control and Adaptation Layer Protocol) packets in the air. We wouldn't be too worried about it since to launch such an attack would really be a much bigger pain than we'd imagine it's worth -- even for a really bored cracker -- but hey, don't say we didn't warn ya.

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