All Bluetooth devices have a unique pairing code known as a UUID (Univer sity of Io dia) that is used to identify each device. This pairing code is actually your passcode, so if you can obtain it, you can use it to obtain the passcode hash and therefore the passcode. It is also possible for an attacker to obtain a device’s pairing code by masquerading as a trusted device, so be careful who you trust when connecting to untrusted Bluetooth devices. There are a few ways that an attacker can obtain the pairing code: By capturing the passcode from a pairing session.
By capturing the passcode from a connection that is actively being used.
By capturing the passcode from a connection that has recently been used.
By capturing the passcode from a connection that has been idle for a certain duration.
In any of these cases, the attacker can obtain the pairing code, which can then be used to obtain the passcode hash.
Bluetooth Passcode Hashing
The Bluetooth protocol uses a cryptographic method called hashing to encrypt one passcode with another. You can use this encryption in your code to generate a passcode hash without performing the actual pairing process. This allows you to securely store the passcode and use it when necessary. By doing so, you can easily perform password-based authentication for your application without having to worry about getting hacked. The downside of this is that you cannot derive decrypted data from the passcode hash because it's encrypted with random numbers which are dependent on your application's users' current time and date, as well as their IP address at the time of generation.
By capturing the passcode from a pairing session
If an attacker is able to capture the passcode from a pairing session, they will have access to the pairing code. This will allow them to obtain the passcode hash and therefore the passcode.
Capture the passcode from a pairing session
The best way to obtain a device’s pairing code is to capture it when it is being used. This can be done through a variety of methods, including obtaining the pairing code from a connection that has been idle for a certain duration and from a connection that is actively being used.
Bluetooth Passcode Hashes
The passcodes are composed of one or more pairing codes, a salt, and a key. The pairing code is the UUID that was used to identify the device, which can be obtained by capturing the pairing session. The salt is a random string of numbers and letters that is unique to every pairing code. This salt is necessary to make sure that two different devices are not paired with each other because they would have the same pairing code. The key is a number that is created by hashing the pairing code and salt together with your password or passcode.
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Published on: 06/02/2022 22:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 07/08/2022 16:49:00 UTC