January 24, 2023

New Wireless Security Tool Fights Stalkers, Skimmers and Hackers


Metuchen, New Jersey, November 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new wireless security tool fights stalkers, thieves and hackers.

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless security, test, safety and cybersecurity solutions, introduces BlueSleuth-Pro™ Bluetooth and BLE Locator for wireless professionals tasked with identify and locate unsecured wireless devices.

BlueSleuth-Pro was developed using BVS’ past expertise in direction finding, card skimmer detection and BT (Bluetooth) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) rogue device detection. Old BVS products solved these wireless security issues individually, but BlueSleuth-Pro fights all these BT and BLE security threats.

“We’ve taken a three-pronged approach with BlueSleuth-Pro to address all customer concerns using a single device,” says Scott Schober, CEO of BVS. It continues: “A portable scanner will locate personal BLE trackers, Bluetooth card skimmers and other malicious devices.”

BLE Personal Tracking Detection

Personal BLE trackers (including the most popular, Apple’s AirTag®) have raised issues of tracking and tracking people, stolen vehicles and packages containing illegal items. Low-cost personal trackers are operated by technology companies, making trackers difficult for security teams to detect and locate quickly. Harassment notifications can take hours or even days to alert users, not to mention the nearly 3 billion Android users worldwide who cannot receive harassment alerts without a custom application for the AirTag detection.

BlueSleuth-Pro immediately and quickly identifies and locates hidden personal trackers through a combination of direction finding hardware, a high-speed scanning receiver and software algorithms tailored to each BLE beacon manufacturer. As a result, BlueSleuth-Pro detects hidden BLE trackers much faster than the most sophisticated tools used by law enforcement and personal security teams.

Bluetooth card skimmer detection

According to FICO, card skimming in the United States increased by more than 700% in the first half of 2022. Bluetooth card skimmers secretly placed in ATMs, gas pumps and payment kiosks play a role key in this fraudulent activity leading to money and identity theft. In 2017, BVS introduced the original BlueSleuth™ Skimmer Detector which has since been adopted by business owners and law enforcement around the world. However, cybercriminals continue to evolve their attack methods, requiring better tools to help detect hidden card skimmers.

BlueSleuth-Pro discovers and locates hidden BT card skimmers hidden in ATMs, Gas Pumps, Point of Sale (POS) Terminals, Vending Machines and more. This can save many hours of tedious labor during inspections at large gas stations containing dozens of gas pumps, for example. And since cybercriminals need a BT connection to download stolen card data, BlueSleuth-Pro also offers law enforcement the ability to catch criminals red-handed.

Bluetooth device detection

BlueSleuth-Pro detects nearby BT and BLE devices including smartphones, tablets, PCs, wireless headphones, wearable devices and a variety of other PEDs (personal electronic devices) that contain confidential and illegal data in most secure areas inside government facilities, SCIF, military bases and confidential meeting rooms. All BT and BLE devices are potential targets for hacking and data theft by cybercriminals, state actors and hackers looking to steal confidential data.

TSCM (Technical Surveillance CounterMeasures) professionals, DoD (Department of Defense) agencies, law enforcement, private investigators, and private security teams are responsible for maintaining customer digital privacy and security. BlueSleuth-Pro can also be used to detect Bluetooth and BLE spy devices and bugs planted somewhere or on someone.

BlueSleuth-Pro includes a rugged carrying case, omnidirectional and directional antennas, and removable/rechargeable Li-Ion batteries with charger for all-day use. BlueSleuth-Pro prices start at $2,995 and is available now directly from Berkeley Varitronics Systems at www.bvsystems.com.

Scott SchoberBVS, Inc.
[email protected]

SOURCE Berkeley Varitronics Systems

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