How to scan Bluetooth Devices in Kali Linux using Btscanner

Today we’re going to scan for Bluetooth devices in Kali Linux using Btscanner.

Let’s get started!

First, we have to start Bluetooth.

[email protected]:~# service bluetooth start

After that we’re going to fire up btscanner.

[email protected]:~# btscanner

After pressing enter you’ll see a window like this,

Now we simply need to start scanning for devices by pressing ‘i’.

This is simply easy to do it. Have fun! 🙂

BTSCANNER(1)                                     General Commands Manual                                    BTSCANNER(1)

NAME
       btscanner - ncurses-based scanner for Bluetooth devices

SYNOPSIS
       btscanner [--help] [--cfg <file>] [--no-reset]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual  page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a
       manual page.

       btscanner is a tool designed specifically to extract as much information as  possible  from  a  Bluetooth  device
       without the requirement to pair. A detailed information screen extracts HCI and SDP information, and maintains an
       open connection to monitor the RSSI and link quality.  btscanner is based on the BlueZ Bluetooth stack, which  is
       included with recent Linux kernels, and the BlueZ toolset. btscanner also contains a complete listing of the IEEE
       OUI numbers and class lookup tables. Using the information gathered from these sources it  is  possible  to  make
       educated guesses as to the host device type.

OPTIONS
       --help Show a help text and exit.

       --cfg <file> Use <file> as the config file.

       --no-reset Do not reset the Bluetooth adapter before scanning.

BUGS
       Please report any bugs to Tim Hurman <[email protected]>.

LICENCE
       btscanner is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL).

SEE ALSO
       kismet(1).

AUTHORS
       Tim Hurman <[email protected]>

       This  manual  page  was  written by Uwe Hermann <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).

                                                     April 22, 2006                                         BTSCANNER(1)
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