Google and Apple look to address unwanted Bluetooth tracking
This week Apple and Google jointly submitted a proposed industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth location-tracking devices for unwanted tracking. The two mobile phone makers are asking other manufacturers and providers to sign onto the new standard.
The specification, which ... Read more
New Bluetooth relay attack leaves devices vulnerable
Security researchers from NCC Group discovered a relay attack method for accessing Bluetooth devices. Some car models are affected.
The newly discovered relay attack allows hackers to access Bluetooth devices such as cars with wireless locks. These locks are typically opened with mobile devices... Read more
Logitech’s Lift, a new low-cost vertical mouse, improves ergonomics
Logitech launches a brand new low-cost vertical mouse, Lift, which aims to minimize wrist pressure and improve ergonomics.
Today, Logitech has released Lift, an advanced wireless vertical low-cost mouse available in various colors for just $69.99. It is designed for both right- and left-handed p... Read more
Microsoft releases a fix for Bluetooth problem causing Blue Screens
After downloading the January KB5009596 cumulative update, Microsoft addressed a known Bluetooth problem that caused certain Windows 10 computers to malfunction with a blue screen of death (BSOD). Microsoft solved the issue with the launch of the voluntary KB5011543 Preview cumulative update.
Be... Read more
Bluetooth BrakTooth vulnerabilities affect billions of devices
A collection of vulnerabilities known as BrakTooth are affecting Bluetooth stacks implanted on system-on-chips (SoC) circuits from several vendors. The vulnerabilities affect various devices, including consumer electronics and industrial equipment.
The associated risks encompass everything from ... Read more
Review: Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, amazing noise cancelling
More and more brands are entering the market of true wireless Bluetooth earbuds. These are now available in many types and sizes, also with active noise cancellation. However, the noise cancellation of wireless earbuds usually takes the back seat in the design process. Bose is taking a different ap... Read more
Mac mini owners complain about Bluetooth issues
Several Mac mini users complain that they have problems with devices connected to their Mac mini using Bluetooth. The connection has hiccups or even drops out altogether.
Problems occur with a variety of different devices, such as mice, keyboards, and headphones. For example, users say their mic... Read more
Another Bluetooth flaw has been discovered in the BLE software stack
Researchers at Purdue University revealed details about a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless standard that could potentially expose billions of devices to attackers. The new vulnerability has been named Bluetooth Low Energy Spoofing Attack or BLESA for short.
The vulnerability is a ris... Read more
Critical Bluetooth vulnerability gives hackers full access
A new vulnerability has been found in the Bluetooth wireless standard. Hackers can exploit it to connect to devices remotely in any given area and access phone apps. The flaw has since been named Blurtooth and was described in detail by the Bluetooth SIG industry body that oversees the standard dev... Read more
Working in silence: these are the best noise cancelling headphones
Open offices might stimulate cooperation, but they can also be quite distracting. Fortunately, there are noise-cancelling headphones with active noise cancellation. These headphones are not only beneficial on planes or trains but also in the modern open office. Techzine went searching for the best ... Read more