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bluejacking

/ˈbluːˌdʒækɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of using one Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to gain access to another, esp in order to send anonymous text messages
Word Origin
C21: from Blue(tooth) + (high)jacking
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  • bluejacking does not involve the removal or alteration of any data from the device.
Contemporary definitions for bluejacking
noun

the sending of text messages to unwitting owners of cell phones and PDAs based on Bluetooth wireless standard, temporarily hijacking the phone; also called bluebugging

Examples

The hacker must be within a 10 meter range of the phone to do bluejacking.

Word Origin

2002

Usage Note

computing

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