Category Archives: bluetooth

SoniTalk: A new method for near-field communication

The technology is available for free and – contrary to similar technologies – focuses on security and data protection. In this way, SoniTalk leaves it up to the users to decide which apps and devices are allowed to communicate via ultrasound, and in which cases. Connected devices So far, ultrasound communication has received little attention, although it is a promising technology for ad-hoc data exchange and near-field communication and presents a channel for the secure … More

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Smash-and-grab car thieves use Bluetooth to target cars containing tech gadgets

For a long time it has been regarded as one of the security industry’s urban myths, but now law enforcement agencies have confirmed that they are investigating whether thieves have been identifying which cars might be carrying high tech gadgets through the use of Bluetooth scanners.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

The way Bluetooth devices ‘talk’ to apps leaves them vulnerable

Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, a research has found. Where is the issue? The problem lies in the way Bluetooth Low Energy devices communicate with the mobile apps that control them, said Zhiqiang Lin, associate professor of computer science and engineering at The Ohio State University. “There is a fundamental flaw that leaves these devices vulnerable – first when they are initially … More

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