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    09/14/2017 1:24:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | September 13, 2017 10:38 am | By Kevin Parrish
    Security firm says 'BlueBorne' is only a risk if your device isn't updated VIDEO A recent report warned of a possible attack based on vulnerabilities found in Bluetooth, but Google, Microsoft, and Apple already addressed the issue.Bluetooth was originally created in 1998 to serve as a secure short-range wireless connection between two devices. It pairs our wireless mice to our laptops, our smartwatches to our smartphones, and so on. But a recent report published by security firm Armis points to eight Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities — four of which are critical — that reside on more than 5 billion Android, Windows, Linux, and...
  • Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions Of Bluetooth Devices

    09/14/2017 5:49:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Threat Post ^ | 09/12/17 | Tom Spring
    Researchers disclosed a bevy of Bluetooth vulnerabilities Tuesday that threaten billions of devices from Android and Apple smartphones to millions of printers, smart TVs and IoT devices that us the short-range wireless protocol. Worse, according to researchers at IoT security firm Armis that found the attack vector, the so-called “BlueBorne” attacks can jump from one nearby Bluetooth device to another wirelessly. It estimates that there are 5.3 billion devices at risk. “If exploited, the vulnerabilities could enable an attacker to take over devices, spread malware, or establish a ‘man-in-the-middle’ to gain access to critical data and networks without user interaction,”...
  • Billions of Bluetooth devices could get hit by this attack

    09/12/2017 5:45:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies
    Cnet ^ | September 12, 2017; 6AM PDT | BY ALFRED NG
    More than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to a "highly infectious" malware attack. Go ahead, blame the internet of things. Armis Labs says more than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to attacks through newly discovered Bluetooth exploits.–Josh Miller/CNET More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, which allows for our gadgets to connect and communicate wirelessly. Nearly every connected device out there has Bluetooth capability. Your phones, laptops,...
  • Computer Question/Issue

    05/13/2017 1:23:08 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    13 May 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all after doing the latest Microsoft Windows "Update" my Bluetooth speaker is not working(I use it for music/YouTube) I even went and purchased a new Speaker(nothing). It says it is paired and connected. O and YES I AM LOGGED IN(for all you SMARTA$$E$ out there). Any help will be appreciated.
  • Busted! What is in Hillary's ear during the forum?

    09/07/2016 8:41:19 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 104 replies
    What is in Hillary's ear during the forum?
  • VANITY QUESTION - Need Recommendation for Bluetooth Hands Free for Using iPhone in Car

    05/28/2015 6:51:28 PM PDT · by scouter · 21 replies
    Self | 5/28/15 | Scouter
    I need some advice. I want to get "hands free" use of my iPhone in my 2003 Honda Accord. It's a 32 GB iPhone 4, NOT 4s. The car has a "cigarette lighter" power source, but DOES NOT HAVE Aux In. I'd like to hear the phone over the car's speakers (AM/FM/CD) with NO Aux In. I don't care about playing music from my iPhone. If it comes with whatever I buy, that's fine, but I really only care about using the phone hands free. I would strongly prefer a solution that does not require anyone to install anything, beyond...
  • FireChat Network-Free Chat Could Be Big. And Now It’s on Android.

    04/04/2014 2:05:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | Rafe Needleman
    FireChat is one of the most interesting new communications products to arrive in the past year. Mostly because it’s not another take on standard messaging. By which I mean it’s not another WhatsApp clone. FireChat is a hyperlocal chat tool that allows smartphones to connect to each other directly, without the need for WiFi hotspots or cellular networks. As long as two devices (or a bunch of devices in a small space) can connect to one another, using Bluetooth or their WiFi radios, they’ll be able to chat. (Typically, every communication your smartphone gets from another smartphone comes through an...
  • Danish teenager makes rare Viking-era find with metal detector

    05/17/2013 4:30:09 PM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/16/13 | AP via FOX
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins. Danish National Museum spokesman Jens Christian Moesgaard says the coins have a distinctive cross motif attributed to Norse King Harald Bluetooth, who is believed to have brought Christianity to Norway and Denmark. Sixteen-year-old Michael Stokbro Larsen found the coins and other items with a metal detector in a field in northern Denmark.
  • You Won't Believe What My iPhone Did in the Car This Morning

    04/17/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, if there is anybody in this audience listening that writes for an Apple or high-tech blog -- or if there is anybody listening to this program that works for or at Apple, Incorporated -- you have to hear what happened to me this morning. Sadly, I can't prove it. (interruption) Well, you'll hear why in a moment. I was so discombobulated by what happened that I didn't save what showed up on my iPhone. Now, let me describe my setup for you. I have a car that has a Bluetooth mating system in it. So my...
  • Cell Phone + Bluetooth = Dead battery

    08/21/2011 9:04:53 PM PDT · by djf · 9 replies
    Now I have an LG cell phone which I've had for about the last 8 months. When I first got it, the battery would last for up to five days or so before I needed to put it on the charger. In the last ten days or so, that was not the case. It was dying after about two days. So I ordered a new battery. Then I did some googling and one of the first things that popped up was "TURN BLUETOOTH OFF!!!" Checked my phone, and sure enough, I had forgot to turn it off last time I...
  • The Invisible iPhone

    05/24/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | By Kate Greene
    A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand. Over time, using your smart-phone touch screen becomes second nature, to the point where you can even do some tasks without looking. Researchers in Germany are now working on a system that would let you perform such actions without even holding the phone—instead you'd tap your palm, and the movements would be interpreted by an "imaginary phone" system that would relay the request to your actual phone. The concept relies on a depth-sensitive camera to pick up the tapping...
  • Archaeologists uncover Harald Bluetooth's royal palace

    06/24/2010 6:04:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Copenhagen Post ^ | Thursday, June 24, 2010 | unattributed
    In what they describe as a 'sensational' discovery, archaeologists from Århus find the remains of 10th century king's royal residence. After speculating for centuries about its location, the royal residence of Harald Bluetooth has finally been discovered close to the ancient Jellinge complex with its famous runic stones in southern Jutland. The remains of the ancient wooden buildings were uncovered in the north-eastern corner of the Jellinge complex which consists of royal burial mounds, standing stones in the form of a ship and runic stones. Harald ruled Denmark between 940 and 985 AD and is reputed to have conquered Norway...
  • (Vanity), Anyone farmiliar with bluetooth enabled cordless phones ?

    11/06/2009 2:19:18 PM PST · by Sonny M · 12 replies · 589+ views
    N/A ^ | 11/06/09 | Sonny M.
    Long story short. I am looking to get a new cordless phone that is bluetooth enabled. This way I can link my cordless phone and my cell phone (i.e. when at home, and without having to do call forward, I can get the cell phone calls on my home phone). I know the Vtech DS6321 is the newest model that I know of that does this, but has one drawback, or is missing one feature that I need. Call Blocking on the phone. My current cordless phone has call blocking on it (Panasonic KX-TGA740), but none of the other features...
  • In re Bluetooth Headset Product Liability Litigation

    05/09/2009 9:58:48 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 20 replies · 943+ views
    If you bought a Bluetooth headset between June 30, 2002 and February 19, 2009, the settlement of a class action lawsuit may affect your rights. The Settlement resolves claims in a class action lawsuit that Bluetooth headsets manufactured by Motorola, Inc.; Plantronics, Inc.; or GN Netcom, Inc. / "Jabra" (“Defendants”) create a risk of hearing loss. The lawsuit also claims Defendants acted wrongfully when they did not warn consumer of that risk, if it exists. The Defendants deny their Bluetooth headsets are unsafe or that they did anything wrong. Defendants are settling only to avoid the risk and expense...
  • Bluetooth Big Brother uses mobiles and laptops to track thousands of Britons (without their consent)

    07/21/2008 8:43:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 239+ views
    Bluetooth Big Brother uses mobiles and laptops to track thousands of Britons Last updated at 12:04pm on 21.07.08    Thousands of people in Bath are unaware their movements may have been tracked through their bluetooth mobiles Thousands of Britons' movements have been covertly tracked by scanners placed in streets, pubs and offices for a technology experiment.  The Cityware project run by the University of Bath has secretly placed scanners around the Somerset city, with the first 10 installed 2006. The scanners pick up bluetooth radio signals transmitted from mobile phones and laptops. In a scene reminiscent of the Will Smith...

    03/07/2008 4:31:02 PM PST · by securityMama · 10 replies · 1,219+ views
    I need help downloading my pictures from my cell phone. My brother sent a picture to me via "Picturemail" and I cannot download it. Anyone done this before?
  • Lifting the Veil Using a 'Bluetooth Burqa'

    03/04/2008 8:37:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 42 replies · 1,401+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 25, 2008 | Staff
    A burqa may not be the flirtiest garment ever invented for women. The highly modest head-to-toe robe even shrouds the eyes, so for centuries it's been difficult for women wearing them to send suggestive signals to men. But now a German designer has debuted a digitally-enabled burqa that can broadcast a photo of the wearer to nearby mobile phones. Markus Kison calls it the "CharmingBurka," and says it isn't forbidden by Islamic law. A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the...
  • Wireless USB chip debuts

    03/02/2007 11:25:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 294+ views
    EE Times ^ | 03/01/2007 | R. Colin Johnson
    MONTEREY, Calif. — Startup Artimi Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has unveiled a WiMedia-compliant dual-mode wireless USB and Bluetooth chip. Including both a media-access controller (MAC) and programmable applications processor, Artimi's A-150 chip is intended to help OEMs add WiMedia-based wireless USB and Bluetooth 3.0 communications capabilities to devices. The dual-mode chip provides up to 480-Mbit/s wireless communications to peripherals, adding just 60 milliwatts of power consumption to handheld devices. For older peripherals, thumb-sized USB devices with a A-150 inside can be plugged into the existing USB port to turn it into a wireless peripheral. The MAC and applications processor are...
  • Have You Gotten Used To People Walking Around Talking to Themselves? (Mobile TV Is Next)

    01/20/2007 3:49:31 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies · 405+ views
    Amazon ^ | 1/20/2007 | Me
    Ok....I still stare at some guy or lady walking around the store talking to him/herself...even when I know they have this stuck in their ear.. But ...this will really having me looking hard...People walking around WalMart watching TV...Talking to themselves... MicroOptical myvu Personal media viewer for the video iPod® for ideo iPod and iPod photos * viewer with binocular LCD display: * attached in-ear headphones with interchangeable rubber sleeves * up to 6 hours playback with rechargeable battery * AC adapter * 12-volt adapter for car use * Car Use???? MicroOptical myvu Personal media viewer
  • Sophos sees OS X virus ghosts

    02/22/2006 9:09:11 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 433+ views
    2/22/2006 | Tom Sanders
    Sophos sees OS X virus ghostsAnti-virus software mistakes real applications for pests, breaks systems Anti-virus vendor Sophos has released an update of the Inqtana-B virus identity file for it Sophos Anti-Virus for OS X software due to false positives. The company initially released an antidote that incorrectly flagged various files in Microsoft Office 2004 and in Adobe Acrobat Reader as being infected with the OS X worm. Users in some cases reported that the anti-virus software claimed over 1,000 infections. The false positives have a great impact on users, as the anti-virus program will block access or delete all "infected"...