[funsec] How did they ever get this suitcase on a commercialairliner?

Blanchard_Michael at emc.com Blanchard_Michael at emc.com
Mon Aug 7 09:55:02 CDT 2006

maybe the fed-ex'd it over before the conference?  There's no way I want to believe that suitcase was allowed on a flight as carryon or checked baggage.  
Michael P. Blanchard 
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From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 10:14 AM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] How did they ever get this suitcase on a commercialairliner?

 Researchers with suitcase<http://i.n.com.com/i/ne/p/2006/Bluebag1_449x600.jpg>  open case<http://i.n.com.com/i/ne/p/2006/Bluebag2_449x600.jpg> 

Drive-by hacks from a suitcase

August 3, 2006 5:27 PM PDT 

Luca Carettoni (left) and Claudio Merloni are security consultants at Milan, Italy-based Secure Network. The two created the BlueBag to raise awareness about the potential of attacks against Bluetooth-enabled devices, they said in an interview at the Black Hat security event in Las Vegas. 

The BlueBag is a roll-aboard suitcase filled with hardware. That gear is loaded with software to scan for Bluetooth devices and launch attacks against those, the two men said. 

"We started evaluating how Bluetooth technology was spread in a metropolitan area," Carettoni said. "We went around airports, offices and shopping malls and realized that a covered bag can be used quite effectively for malicious purposes."

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