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Source: Computer World - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Wireless Security If you happened to fly through Milan's Malpensa Airport last March, your mobile phone may have been scanned by the BlueBag. Billed as a research lab on wheels, BlueBag was created by Milan's Secure Network SRL to study how malicious software might be able to spread among devices that use the Bluetooth wireless standard.

Basically, it's a Bluetooth-sniffing computer hidden in a suitcase that was rolled through train stations, a shopping center, and even a computer security conference show floor this year to see how many Bluetooth-enabled devices attackers could potentially infect with a worm or a virus. The answer: quite a lot. In just under 23 hours of travel, BlueBag was able to spot more 1,400 devices with which, in theory, it could have connected. Among the discoverable devices were a number of Nokia's mobile phones and TomTom International's Go global positioning systems, said Stefano Zanero, Secure Network's co-founder and chief technology officer.

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