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Got Bluetooth problems in Window 10? KB4505903 update could be to blame – BetaNews

Got Bluetooth problems in Window 10? KB4505903 update could be to blame – BetaNews

We are frequently advised to ensure that all of the latest Windows updates are installed in the name of security, as well as to ensure that we have access to all of the latest features. But sometimes things go wrong, as the KB4505903 update for Windows 10 illustrates. This cumulative update was released a little…
Bluetooth vulnerability could expose device data to hackers

Bluetooth vulnerability could expose device data to hackers

A fast-acting hacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and subsequently snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device due to a newly discovered vulnerability in the standard. The vulnerability is pretty clever: instead of directly breaking the encryption, it allows hackers to force a pair of…
Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack

Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack

A group of researchers has discovered a critical Bluetooth vulnerability that leaves tons of wireless devices exposed to digital intrusions. The Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the technology's standards, has issued a security notice for what the researchers are calling Key Negotiation of Bluetooth or KNOB attack. It gives bad actors the ability to…
Bluetooth inspection app sniffs out card skimmers at gas pumps – Engadget

Bluetooth inspection app sniffs out card skimmers at gas pumps – Engadget

"All criminals have to do is download the data from the comfort of their vehicle," said Nishant Bhaskar, a Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of California San Diego who authored a study on the app. The Bluetana app aims to make life harder for these fraudsters.In the study, a total of 44…
Bluetooth inspection app sniffs out card skimmers at gas pumps

Bluetooth inspection app sniffs out card skimmers at gas pumps

"All criminals have to do is download the data from the comfort of their vehicle," said Nishant Bhaskar, a Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of California San Diego who authored a study on the app. The Bluetana app aims to make life harder for these fraudsters.In the study, a total of 44…
Juul launches a Bluetooth e-cigarette that tracks how much you vape

Juul launches a Bluetooth e-cigarette that tracks how much you vape

Juul is launching its first Bluetooth-connected vape in the UK after piloting the device in Canada. The Juul C1 connects to an Android app that lets owners monitor how much they’ve been vaping, lock the device so that no one can use it, and locate the device if they’ve misplaced it. Juul told the Financial…
Bluetooth flaw allows iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, and more to be tracked – 9to5Mac

Bluetooth flaw allows iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, and more to be tracked –...

A Bluetooth flaw has been discovered that would allow a bad actor to track a wide range of devices — including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Other vulnerable devices are laptops and tablets running Windows 10, and Fitbit wearables. Android devices are, however, not at risk … NordVPN TNW reports on the vulnerability discovered…
Bass-heavy Bluetooth headphones that beat Beats dropped to their lowest price in this early Prime Day deal – BGR

Bass-heavy Bluetooth headphones that beat Beats dropped to their lowest price in this early...

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones cost between $200 and $300, mostly because customers have to cover all the money that Beats and Apple spend marketing their headphones. They’re terrific bass-heavy headphones with solid sound quality, but you can get headphones that sound just as good with bass that’s just as powerful for a small fraction of…
A portable Bluetooth cassette tape player brings retro audio into 2019

A portable Bluetooth cassette tape player brings retro audio into 2019

Cassette tapes are having a minor comeback: sales were (somehow) up almost 19 percent year over year in 2018, and where there’s a market, there’s a Kickstarter project looking to cash in. Case in point: the Ninm It’s OK. It’s sort of what a portable cassette player like an original Walkman would be if Sony…

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How ‘Microcracks’ Undermined San Francisco’s New Bus Terminal

A maintenance worker poking around above the ceiling panels of San Francisco’s brand-new bus terminal found the crack. It was, honestly, hard to miss. Running a foot and a half through a girder holding up the building’s roof, the crack could have led to catastrophe. The $2.2 billion Transbay Terminal, spanning three city blocks, expected…

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