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Can a Bluetooth USB dongle transfer virus??

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Can a Bluetooth USB dongle transfer virus??

Unread postby IrishGuy74 » October 18th, 2007, 6:42 pm

Just wondering..I have a bluetooth USB dongle and was wondering if it can store info or transfer virus's??

I used it to transfer music/vids from my phone to my PC(pc infected)
If I use it for the same purpose on my laptop will it to be infected??

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Unread postby Spildit » October 18th, 2007, 9:15 pm

bluetooth USB dongle shouldn't be able to store information, so shouldn't be able to store Malware either.
Unless the malware can Flash-Upgrade the firmware of the dongle (highly unlikely) you should be fine.
Make sure that you are using the bluetooth in a safe way to avoid exploiting and also check if you are not sending infected files to the PC.
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Unread postby IrishGuy74 » October 20th, 2007, 11:53 am

Thank You Very Much.

How can I know If I am in fact sending malware from my phone to my PC?

My phone is working fine. Its mostly Photos and the odd Music file I'll transfer to my PC via my Phone.
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Unread postby mikeymikey23 » October 20th, 2007, 11:30 pm

you can scan first the file you are about to transfer before you actually transfer it, that's a safer way to find out if it's infected or not :)
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