Thursday, February 8th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on February 2, 2024 

Hello Hackers!

This month, we will be joined by Mauddib28 who will be speaking about the exploration of Bluetooth and the pain points encountered along the way:

This talk will be about the pains and victories encountered while trying to get an understanding of the Bluetooth landscape. The exploration of Bluetooth begins with an assessment of the protocol’s basics, the topography of existing toolsets, and a determining of where/how to launch probes of the environment. During this process, the researcher has to discern limitations of the tools and establish initial instruments for explorations. We will review the pain-points perceived along with lessons learned in the development of these skills. The review of the Bluetooth research ranges from scanning/discovery of devices, their enumeration, and their interaction with potential objects. Devices investigated include the BLE CTF, custom made servers, and unknown devices found in the wild. The platform was constructed using Python with the BlueZ and dbus libraries.

Wortman is a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Connecticut with research that ranged from network analysis to cyber security risk evaluation. He now focuses on Bluetooth protocol and devices research.

As usual, we will be meeting online at

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

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