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Author Topic: Disable Bluetooth after setup  (Read 4585 times)

sierratango

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Disable Bluetooth after setup
« on: August 21, 2021, 03:20:53 PM »

Is there anyway to disable Bluetooth on this device once it is setup? Or at least have it stop broadcasting itself with its exact model so that everyone around knows of its existence?

Bluetooth is a really insecure technology with new security vulnerabilities being discovered all the time. It should be obvious that when it not currently being used, it should stay off to reduce the attack surface.
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GreenBay42

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Re: Disable Bluetooth after setup
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 06:20:56 AM »

Unfortunately there is no manual way to turn it off. It should turn off but I know my 8000LH broadcasts but others do not. You may want to contact tech support and report the issue. They can open a ticket (DTrack) and report the issue to the engineers.
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agalloway

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Re: Disable Bluetooth after setup
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2023, 04:00:30 AM »

Yes, it is possible to disable Bluetooth on a device or modify its broadcasting behavior to enhance security and reduce the attack surface. The specific steps and options available to you may vary depending on the device and its operating system. Here are a few general suggestions:

Disable Bluetooth: Most devices have an option in the settings menu to disable Bluetooth. This will completely turn off the Bluetooth functionality on the device. Check the device's settings or preferences and look for the Bluetooth option. Simply toggle it off to disable Bluetooth.

Enable "Hidden" or "Non-Discoverable" Mode: Instead of completely disabling Bluetooth, you can configure the device to operate in a "hidden" or "non-discoverable" mode. This prevents the device from actively broadcasting its presence to other devices. While in this mode, other devices will not see your device when scanning for Bluetooth devices.

Update Firmware/Software: Keeping your device's firmware or software up to date is crucial for security. Manufacturers often release updates that address security vulnerabilities and improve Bluetooth functionality. Regularly check for updates and install them to ensure you have the latest security patches.

Limit Device Pairing: Some devices allow you to limit the pairing with other devices. You can configure your device to only accept connections from trusted or pre-authorized devices. This helps prevent unauthorized access and reduces the risk of potential attacks.

Use Bluetooth Firewall Apps: Depending on the operating system of your device
enotary near me, there may be third-party apps available that offer additional control and security features for Bluetooth connections. These apps can provide options to manage Bluetooth visibility, restrict device pairing, and offer enhanced security settings.

It's important to note that while taking these measures can enhance the security of your device, it's still advisable to stay vigilant about the security of Bluetooth and keep your device's software up to date. Additionally, implementing strong device-level security practices, such as using strong passwords and enabling two-factor authentication, can further protect your device and its data.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2024, 05:24:29 PM by agalloway »
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