A Denial Of Service Attack From Two Feet Away?
from the must-be-difficult-to-track-down-who's-at-fault dept
For the past few years, a number of firms have been overhyping the risk associated with mobile viruses, as they all looked to release mobile anti-virus solutions. It's true that mobile viruses may eventually be a problem, but for now, most of them require the recipients to be "very, very stupid.". Still, if people were getting worked up about mobile viruses, why not get them worked up about other mobile threats as well? The latest is a warning that certain Sony Ericsson phones are vulnerable to Bluetooth-based denial of service attacks. While it's true that some enterprising folks have figured out ways to extend the range of Bluetooth, for the most part any such denial of service attack is going to come from something extremely close to where you are. Besides, the point of a denial of service attack is usually to take down a specific server online. It's hard to see many circumstances when a similar attack on someone's mobile phone would make much sense.