Author Topic: Security Concerns with Bluetooth Devices In Schools  (Read 8375 times)

Offline jdkestewart

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Hi all,
Been very busy setting up wiimotes in all classrooms with ceiling mounted Data Projectors at the High School.
The Principal wants to know if students are able to compromise the school network or teachers' laptops by using their own bluetooth devices such as their laptops or mobile phones. The school is worried as a few years ago, a "clever" student was able to log in to the wireless network as an administrator and change files.... oops!
Since then, teachers have been told not to use their wireless connections and bluetooth.
How secure is it when we have so many bluetooth devices in our schhols now. When I started up blue soleil today I instantly saw student mobile phones appear all around the SUN. One teacher has a bluetooth program that allows him to see the approx. location of his students phones when they are on!
I need to assure the Principal that mobile phones can't be used to hack the network and access files on the school server. One teacher claims that it is possible for students to see and read files but not change them. Could this happen???
Also, as more and more students bring laptops to school, how do we ensure and maintain the security of our school network.
If anyone can put some light to this, either good or bad I would be most grateful.
Regards,
Joe.



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Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 06:40:48 AM
Joe
Not a chance, but if your the teachers at your school are paranoid enough you never know :)

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Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 08:29:41 PM
Nothing impossible.

It takes some serious know how.
I'm 15 and program in many languages and run many website/forums.
But even I struggle at that(not some much struggle as it goes pass knowage)
Basicly what you need to do is remember there's no one can do it unless there advanced(if so then talk them a side talk to them see they a threat if so do what is nesserary)



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Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 03:34:15 AM
fusionet24
Great to see a young hacker at work.

The only way I know how is to deploy a silent server which requires access to the machine, something that can be done across any wireless protocol 802.11 so is a vulnerability of all wireless not just BT.

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Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 02:54:11 PM
well our school uses the wireless and have the entire systen locked down also you can't #7%! all no-one has found a backdoor except me but i'm a good boy  ;)
 
Seriously they ruin teh school as we need some computers that are not just built for running Ie and office.

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