Austrian researcher and Bluetooth expert Martin Herfurt and some friends managed to Bluesnarf a mobile phone 1.08 miles, or 1.78 km, away in Santa Monica Bay early on Wednesday. This follows a similar experiment last week in which some of the same guys connected to a Bluetooth phone 1 km away.
Using pretty basic stuff, they snarfed the entire address book but also sent an SMS from the (consenting) victim’s phone.
What is scary is that they spotted dozens of other Bluetooth phones but just focused on the target phone. If they’d wanted they could have sucked up the address books and data in most of those phones — information that might have proved very valuable.
From LOOSE wire.