What is bluebugging?
Bluebugging is a technique that allows skilled hackers to access mobile commands on Bluetooth enabled devices that are in discovery mode. Bluebugging is similar to tapping or tapping the phone.
Since discoverable mode is a default setting, most Bluetooth enabled cell phones and devices are automatically vulnerable to bluebugging attacks. Certain tools - like RedFang and BlueSniff - allow hackers to infiltrate Bluetooth-enabled devices that are not in discoverable mode.
Bluebugged devices are susceptible to one or more of the following scenarios:
A device can be controlled remotely so that hackers can intercept or redirect communications.
Hackers can send and read text messages.
Hackers can make or monitor phone calls.
Hackers can do all of these things without leaving a trace.