Disclosed herein is a simplified Bluetooth communication mechanism that is secure and enables configuration of the security settings when paired with another Bluetooth device. Once paired, the system prompts the user to select either a normal or a secure access mode. The normal mode allows access to normal as well as sensitive or personal data available in the phone, while the secure access mode restricts access to sensitive data. Data access requests are handled by the system to permit access based on the security mode settings. This mechanism provides a single toggle that prevents personal data being synced to any publicly shared device. The system further allows the user to change mode of access as required. A typical use would be pairing a mobile phone with a rented car to leverage the car's audio system for improved sound quality of a GPS app running on the phone.
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Van Tu, "A Simplified Method For Securing Bluetooth Communication", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 20, 2017)