BTLE-Sniffer (btlesniffer)

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Tool and Usage

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Eleanore C. Young
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Usage and audience

BTLE-Sniffer is commonly used for hardware fingerprinting. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Can run without root privileges

Example usage and output

usage: btlesniffer [-h] [-V] [-v] [-d] [-o OUT_PATH] [-i BACKUP_INTERVAL] [-r]
[-c] [--threshold-rssi THRESHOLD_RSSI]
[--connection-polling-interval CONNECTION_POLLING_INTERVAL]

Scan for Bluetooth Low Energy devices and gather information about them. This
program will only run on Linux systems.

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-V, --version display version information and exit
-v, --verbose increase the verbosity of the program
-d, --debug enable debugging features
-o OUT_PATH, --out-path OUT_PATH
path to the device registry backup
how frequently the device registry backup should be
written (in seconds, default 5 s). If set to zero, the
backup will be written with every device update.
-r, --resume resume from a previous device registry backup (must
specify the `-o` option)
-c, --connect attempt to connect to all discovered Bluetooth devices
--threshold-rssi THRESHOLD_RSSI
the lower bound received signal strength (RSSI) at
which to attempt to connect to devices (in dBa,
default -80 dBa).
--connection-polling-interval CONNECTION_POLLING_INTERVAL
how frequently the sniffer shall go through the device
registry and attempt to establish connections (in
seconds, default 5 s).
Available options for btlesniffer tool

Author and Maintainers

BTLE-Sniffer is under development by Eleanore C. Young.


Supported operating systems

BTLE-Sniffer is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use BTLE-Sniffer.

  • pydbus

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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.


This tool is categorized as a bluetooth fingerprinting tool and bluetooth sniffing tools.

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