Originally Posted by ymmot04
Not hard to believe after I went to a couple phone security conferences. The Bluetooth adapter is like an open door begging for someone to jump on and snoop around. Also contrary to popular belief, your "Personal Area Network" extends pretty far if someone has the right tools... somewhere around a mile with line of site.
Yup. If you're going to turn on Bluetooth, make sure the Discoverable setting is disabled (unless you're pairing a new device). iPhone handles this toggle automatically, most Droids do, too. As long as your phone isn't discoverable, Bluetooth is virtually bulletproof.
Also, if your phone charges via USB, don't plug into random charging stations.