Tag Archives: Bluetooth

Headsets Get the Bling Treatment

By | January 12, 2006

A few weeks back on my WSJ.com column (subscription only; I’ll update you when it’s out on the BBC World Service) I explored the world of bling cellphones, including the Vertu range, the Kathrine Baumann “Wireless Wardrobe” Collection (inexplicably that collection is now password-protected since I last visited), the fancy wooden Mobiado range, and the diamond-encrusted, gold-set Samsung. I… Read More »

‘Push Button to Connect’

By | August 10, 2005

One of the big holes in Wi-Fi setup has been security. In a lot of cases it’s not on by default and many folk have no idea how to set it up or even that their network is not secure. Linksys reckon they have the answer with something called SecureEasySetup (SES) technology: The SES technology enables users to create… Read More »

The Next Kind of Bluetooth Threat: Car Whispering

By | August 2, 2005

My Bluetooth security friend Martin Herfurt is at it again, this time revealing vulnerabilities with Bluetooth-enabled cars that would allow attackers to inject audio data into the car. This could be fake traffic announcements or nice words. Attackers are also able to eavesdrop conversations among people sitting in the car. This is done via what Martin calls ‘carwhispering’… Read More »

Bluetooth as a Beacon for the Missing?

By | July 9, 2005

Thinking about the poor Londoners unable to call their loved ones because of the overloaded cellphone networks on Thursday morning, I wondered whether Bluetooth might help in such incidents in future. Most cellphones come with Bluetooth now (the number of devices containing Bluetooth doubled last year to 250 million; this figure is expected to double again this year):… Read More »