Letter Last week we reported on preliminary research from security firm A.L. Digital which suggested a number of security problems with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones from Nokia and Ericsson. The paper argued that digital pickpockets could swipe address books and data from mobile phones because of security shortcomings in the implementation of Bluetooth by the manufacturers.
Not so, says Nick Hunn, who in addition to his day job at TDK Systems is a long-standing proponent of and expert on Bluetooth. Nick reckons A.L. Digital's research gives little cause for concern. The easiest way to get data off a mobile phone is to steal it, according to Nick: