Tool and Usage
Why this tool?
Btlejack is a security tool that provides all options to sniff, jam, and hijack Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices. It can be used during security assessments to test the security of devices that use Bluetooth as a communication protocol.
How it works
Btlejack relies on the BBC Micro:Bit hardware with custom firmware. Upon the first use or after firmware updates, the tool will have to (re)program the Micro:Bit device. When the custom firmware is placed, the scanning and testing can be done easily with just a few commands.
Usage and audience
Btlejack is commonly used for Bluetooth security testing, connection hijacking, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- Command line interface
Example usage and output
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
Btlejack is known to work on Linux.
Several dependencies are required to use Btlejack.
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Related tool information
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a personal area network using wireless technology to transmit data. It is designed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The main purpose is the technology is reducing power consumption. It targets devices like fitness trackers, beacons, watches, mobile phones, etc. Most of the current mobile operating systems already support Bluetooth Low Energy.