bluetooth

Wed
13
Sep
John Lister's picture

Billions of Bluetooth Devices at Risk of Malware Infection

The majority of Bluetooth devices could be vulnerable to a malware attack. The attack, dubbed BlueBorne, can reportedly spread to devices without needing any action from the victim. The attack takes advantage of a bug in the Bluetooth technology ... itself rather than a specific operating system. At one point this summer an estimated 5.3 billion devices were at risk, running Windows, Android or Linux, as well as Apple devices running systems before the current iOS 10. Fixing the problem will require patches for specific devices and operating systems. Microsoft has patched the issue already, ... (view more)

Tue
03
Jan
John Lister's picture

Lost Wallet? Device Tracker Uses 'Crowd GPS', Smartphone

A $30 tracking device could make it easier to find lost wallets or other items, but there's a big catch. While the "TrackR" range works fine around the house, if you lose your wallet while away from home, you may be reliant on other people having ... subscribed to the service. The range is billed as being the smallest tracking devices on the market. It comes in two models: the $30 TrackrR wallet 2.0, which is a two millimeter thick credit card-sized device for putting into a wallet, and the $25 TrackR Pixel, which is a similar size to a quarter coin but a little thicker, designed ... (view more)

Fri
22
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Tiny Bluetooth Device Helps Fight Cancer, Diabetes

The Bluetooth technology behind smartphones and other mobile devices has been adapted for medical purposes. Swiss scientists have developed a blood-testing gadget that is implanted under the patient's skin and can wirelessly communicate vital health ... information. The matchstick-shaped gadget is just under half an inch long and can be injected into the skin through a needle. It then lies in the interstitial tissue, which is just below the skin. Once in place, the implant can test for the presence and levels of five different substances in the blood, including proteins, organic acids, glucose, ... (view more)

Mon
23
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'NirLauncher 1.11.09', and 'Bluetooth Driver Installer 1.0.0.68'

NirLauncher 1.11.09 NirLauncher is a package of more than 100 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years. NirLauncher and all the utilities in the package are completely freeware, ... without any Spyware / Adware or Malware. http://launcher.nirsoft.net Bluetooth Driver Installer 1.0.0.68 This small freeware utility will try to install generic Microsoft driver for your bluetooth adapter. The program is based on a widely known method of patching %WinDir%\inf\bth.inf file. It works for most (but not all) bluetooth adapters, both USB ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

New 'WiFi Direct' Makes Wireless Networking Simple

Five portable devices have become the first certified as 'WiFi Direct,' a new system designed to rival Bluetooth in making it easy to connect devices without wires. At the moment, most WiFi-enabled devices can only connect through a router. The ... alternative is to use a tool in Windows known as an ad-hoc network connection, but this is difficult to establish and often unstable. While that's fine for home and office environments, it's of little use to business users on the road. It's also tricky to use with devices such as phones and digital cameras. The main solution to that problem has been ... (view more)

Wed
06
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Windows Multipoint Sdk', and 'Essential Bluetooth Hacking Tools'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Windows Multipoint SDK The Windows MultiPoint SDK helps developers create programs that allow a single computer to have multiple mice connected. http://research.microsoft.com Essential Bluetooth Hacking Tools If you are planning to gain a deeper understanding of Bluetooth security, you ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Unleashes Host of 'Critical' Updates

Microsoft recently released another whack of updates to its software, and many will want to take notice. Of the ten listed vulnerabilities within this June offering are three deemed "critical", another three considered "important" and one ... "moderate". The patch released Tuesday includes three major fixes, including: A vulnerability in Bluetooth Stack that could allow a hacker to make a remote code execution A Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Like the Bluetooth issue, there's also a fix that patches holes in DirectX which could allow someone to make a remote code execution A ... (view more)

Tue
06
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

'Medieval Bluetooth Diagnostic Tool', and 'Esb Calc'

Medieval Bluetooth Diagnostic Tool Medieval Bluetooth Diagnostic Tool is a Bluetooth network diagnostic tool for Windows XP SP2. If you have a bluetooth dongle, download this software now, it's only 66 Kb and completely free! You will also need ... Micorosoft .NET Framework version 2.0 to get this to work (free from Microsoft). http://www.medieval.it/ Esb Calc Scientific Calculator for Windows with Infix Notation, Brackets, Scientific Functions (Trigonometric, Hyperbolic, Logarithmic: including Base 10, Base 2 ... (view more)

Wed
18
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

The MBW-100: Cell Phone + Watch Technology Married

In the versatile world of digital equipment, it's always out with the old and in with the new. And of course, this is especially true with cell phone technology. Recently, mobile communications giant Sony Ericsson teamed up with Fossil, Inc. to ... develop the MBW-100: a specialized wrist watch that interacts with Bluetooth-friendly cell phones. For those who are not familiar with Bluetooth technology, it is simply a way to exchange information between devices, wirelessly. For example: the most commonly used Bluetooth device today is the Bluetooth headphone set, used by many people with their ... (view more)

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