Detecting Gas Pump Skimmers by Bluetooth signature (Bluetana / SkimPlus)

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take a look at this: ... ector.html

They use a sequence of steps to see if a bluetooth device is a skimmer inside a ATM / Gas pump.

Bluetana paper: ... uetana.pdf

Basically they see if the MAC prefix (Section 3.1 on the paper above) of the bluetooth device is fitting a list of known skimmers, then if the name is default.

As WiGLE also scans bluetooth, it should be possible to filter out such "strange" devices?

(Actually, im wondering why they did not mention WiGLE in their paper)

some sample searches:

HC-05 devices in the US (10 results!) ... country=US

HC-06 devices in the US (2 results) ... country=US

All the results match the given "capabilities" = "Uncategorized" by Bluetana, but the current WiGLE Api does not have a option to give this a search parameter

So if this 12 Results would be seen on a map, and they are located at a gas station = win ?
this is an *awesome* use of the project - how can we support this??
I would expect that the Wigle app could be modified to provide an alert when a specific ID is found but the problem is that Wigle can then be used for hunting.
Are there any updates to this very interesting topic?

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