Bluetooth Smart, formerly known as Bluetooth Low Energy, is an entirely new wireless protocol that is not backward compatible with “classic” Bluetooth. With consumer devices emerging in early 2012, this is the perfect time to review Bluetooth Smart and how it works. Packet captures from actual devices will be dissected, and particular attention will be given to the new security procedures specified for Bluetooth Smart.
Depending on what devices are commercially available by the time of the conference, I may or may not have a live demo prepared with actual consumer devices. At the very least, I will be able to do a demo using development boards as targets.
Michael Ossmann is a wireless security researcher who makes hardware for hackers. He founded Great Scott Gadgets in an effort to put exciting, new tools into the hands of innovative people.