"New mobile message craze spreads," BBC News, November 4, 2003
As they admired Swedish handicrafts in a storefront window, one of their cell phones chirped with an anonymous note: "Try the blue sweaters. They keep you warm in the winter."
The tourist was "bluejacked" surreptitiously surprised with a text message sent using a short-range wireless technology called Bluetooth.
As more people get Bluetooth-enabled cell phones both sender and recipient need them for this to work there is bound to be more mischievous messaging of the unsuspecting.
It's a growing fad, this fun with wireless.
Already, Web sites are offering tips on bluejacking, and collections of startled reactions are popping up on the Internet.
Matt Moore, "Cell phone messaging takes a mischievous turn," The Associated Press, November 13, 2003
I looked around and didn't see anybody around me using that brick... I mean Nokia 7650. I then proceeded to create a new contact in my phone which had all it's fields empty except for the first name which I gladly filled with "Buy Ericsson!" and made my R520 send that business card to the Nokia 7650 and a guy a few feet away from me suddenly had his 7650 making obscene noises in the bank. He took out his 7650 and started looking at his phone (and looking lost at the same time).
I couldn't contain myself and left the bank. Thought I'd share this story with all.
Maybe we should do this more often in public.
ajack, "I did something naughty today!," www.esato.com, December 16, 2002
We need a name for this! ...
How about calling it ajacking?
Since it was ajack who started this thread.
ste_dexter, "Re: I did something naughty today!," www.esato.com, January 5, 2003
I call it \"bluejacking\" a phone. :-D
ajack, "Re: I did something naughty today!," www.esato.com, January 5, 2003