Bluesnarfing is the theft of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection, often between phones, desktops, laptops, and PDA’s. This allows access to a calendar, contact list, emails and text messages. Bluesnarfing is much more serious in relation to Bluejacking, but both exploit others’ Bluetooth connections without their knowledge. Most devices that are set to “discoverable” may be hijacked, although we haven’t heard any reports about a Blackberry device being snarfed. This is most likely due with RIM purposely limiting the BlueTooth features of the Blackberry. To be safe, a user can prevent their Bluetooth enabled BlackBerry device from being detected when another Bluetooth searches for devices with which to pair.
To configure the Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry device and prevent other devices from detecting it,
1. Open the Bluetooth: Enabled screen.
2. Click the trackwheel and click Options. The Bluetooth Options screen opens.
3. Click Discoverable, click Change Option, and click No.
4. Click the trackwheel and click Save.