Sunday, October 12, 2008

Is your Bluetooth mouse safe (part two)?

Airbus vs Bluetooth
Posted by Mark Sutton on 12 October 2008

A Bluetooth mouse is usually a class 2 device, meaning that the range is theoretically 30 ft at best. Now the laptop (or the Bluetooth USB adapter connected to it) could be a class 1 device, with a maximum range of 300ft.
Although I don't see how such a short range communication could have affected the 'avionics". Anyhow, if there is a slight chance Bluetooth is to blame, the culprit is probably not the mouse but the laptop or the Bluetooth adapter...


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