Got this off Xavier’s blog.  AirMagnet just released a new free Bluetooth tool.

Bluetooth technology is here to stay and can be found almost everywhere. Mobile phones, PDAs, laptops, and hundreds of smaller peripheral devices have made Bluetooth a part of everyday life both for consumers and the enterprise. However, an omnipresent, unmanaged networking technology can have a serious downside in terms of security. With this in mind, AirMagnet has developed AirMagnet® BlueSweep™, an easy-to-use freeware utility to identify and analyze any nearby Bluetooth device. With AirMagnet BlueSweep, users can:

  • Identify every local Bluetooth device
  • See interconnections between Bluetooth devices
  • Identify all services available on each device

This provides a simple way to gain visibility into your Bluetooth environment and identify related security issues that otherwise would go unnoticed. To insure ubiquitous access to this tool, AirMagnet is providing BlueSweep at no charge, and without technical support.

You can download BlueSweep here.

AirMagnet looks like it does some nice stuff, and incidentally their marketing veep, Rich, is a sort of guru of product management (he was once nice enough to let me use one of his requirements document templates). 

Alex Eckelberry