Hacking Cell Phones via Bluetooth Tools under Linux
The tools available for Bluetooth devices under Linux are fairly robust. They provide all of the functionality of similarly closed applications available for Windows and Mac at no cost. Once again, the Linux community should be commended for developing such great programs. The command-line tools provide a good insight into the protocols and services used in accessing Bluetooth devices. The GUI applications are intuitive enough that average Linux users can put them to good use in short order. Linux is right in the mix in the growing field of communication devices and the applications that manage them.
BlueZ Bluetooth Protocol Stack for Linux: www.bluez.org
KDE Bluetooth Framework: bluetooth.kmobiletools.org
GNOME Bluetooth Subsystem How-To: usefulinc.com/software/gnome-bluetooth
Gentoo Bluetooth Wiki: gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_mobile_phone,_Bluetooth_and_GNOME
General Linux and Bluetooth Links: www.holtmann.org/linux/bluetooth
KMobileTools Application: www.kmobiletools.org
GNOME Phone Manager: live.gnome.org/PhoneManager
Audacity Audio Editor: audacity.sourceforge.net
Patrick M. Davila is a programmer and has been a Linux enthusiast since 1998. He is a co-host of The Linux Link Tech Show, the longest continually running Linux show on the Internet. When not tinkering with Linux, Patrick enjoys music, beer, soccer and spending time with his family.
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