1. jmenrique's Avatar
    Is it possible to get a virus via bluetooth?
    07-21-2013 11:33 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    No, there used to be something called "bluejacking" and stuff like that, but you can't pair devices without your accepting and entering a passcode.
    however its possible, since BT can be used to transfer files, but i dont see it happening, even on android
    07-21-2013 12:20 PM
  3. stmav's Avatar
    Yes it is possible. Always be safe, only Bluetooth to "safe" people/sites.
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    07-21-2013 12:20 PM
  4. jmenrique's Avatar
    If so, is there any way to eradicate this virus? Thanks, by the way.
    07-22-2013 04:47 AM
  5. link68759's Avatar
    It won't happen on WP. WP is so closed down... I would actively try to find BT vulnerabilities, and report any to xda the moment you do so we can get some jailbreak progress :)

    Someone would of course had to have found a vulnerability for that to happen, and I doubt any exist over the rather useless implementation of obex we have.

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    07-22-2013 06:41 AM
  6. aquimosa's Avatar
    It is possible to be inflicted with virus but it wont affect wp8, in case you insert your sd card where the virus resides, your pc or other phones will be infected also, had this problem but my pc anti virus got it quarantined.
    08-10-2013 10:24 AM
  7. link68759's Avatar
    It is possible to be inflicted with virus but it wont affect wp8, in case you insert your sd card where the virus resides, your pc or other phones will be infected also, had this problem but my pc anti virus got it quarantined.


    Bluetooth transfers can't even touch the SD card unless it's a music or video file- no virus is going to get through.




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    08-10-2013 12:29 PM
  8. MartLea's Avatar
    Unfortunately although most computers and mobile phones are easy to protect and usually require authorised pairing for bluetooth devices there are far too many TV's, loudspeakers and other devices that have auto-pairing and the manufacturers of these types of devices are unlikely to supply updates or even support after the 12 month warranty period is up.
    09-13-2017 02:42 PM
  9. gomezz's Avatar
    And here we have an expert summary of the currently known Bluetooth vulnerabilities

    Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of devices • The Register
    09-13-2017 04:07 PM

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