BLURtooth vulnerability opens millions of Bluetooth devices to MITM attacks

Bluetooth security can sometimes be just a “blur” Why it matters: Most newer Bluetooth devices pair more easily thanks to the Just Works security model implemented in Bluetooth 4.0 and newer standards. However, that added convenience can be exploited by an attacker to compromise all of your Bluetooth devices.The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has confirmed […]

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Square creates crypto consortium to keep patent trolls at bay

Banding together to advance cryptocurrency technology Bottom line: Financial services company Square has created a non-profit organization designed to help members of the cryptocurrency community collectively ward off patent trolls. Similar patent alliances for other technologies have proven effective at deterring trolls and spurring innovation over the years, so there’s little reason to think the […]

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MIT developed a system to track sleeping positions using radio waves

A non-invasive way to monitor sleeping posture In brief: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel way to monitor someone’s sleep posture without disrupting them, or even physically interacting with them at all.The non-invasive approach uses radio waves, rather than physical sensors or cameras, to study a person’s sleep posture. […]

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