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DTA improves Bluetooth privacy on COVIDSafe – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has updated its COVIDSafe contact tracing app to allow Android users to remove their user-assigned device names from being exposed over Bluetooth. The update – its third since the source code for the app was released almost three weeks ago – was pushed out on Tuesday to “further enhance the protection and […]

DTA fixes COVIDSafe Bluetooth privacy bug – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has fixed a security issue with its COVIDSafe contact tracing app that exposed Android device names over Bluetooth. The update – its third since the source code for the app was released almost three weeks ago – was pushed out on Tuesday to “further enhance the protection and anonymity of users”. […]

New Bluetooth Vulnerability Exposes Billions of Devices to Hackers – Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Academics from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) disclosed a security vulnerability in Bluetooth that could potentially allow an attacker to spoof a remotely paired device, exposing over a billion of modern devices to hackers. The attacks, dubbed Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS or BIAS, concerns Bluetooth Classic, which supports Basic Rate (BR) and Enhanced Data Rate […]

Beats PowerBeats Pro review: Apple’s fitness AirPods rock | Technology – Blog – Emails

The PowerBeats Pro are Apple-owned Beats’ first true wireless Bluetooth earbuds that cut the cable and seek to be the ultimate running and gym earphones. As with Apple’s original AirPods, which looked like a set of the firm’s standard EarPods with the cables cut off, the £220 PowerBeats Pro are basically the firm’s popular PowerBeats […]

Beats Powerbeats review: Apple’s cheaper Bluetooth fitness earbuds | Apple – Blog – Emails

A pple’s revamped Powerbeats Bluetooth workout earphones take what was great from the firm’s true wireless earbuds and add a cable, longer battery life and cheaper price. The new £129.95 Powerbeats replace the older, more expensive Powerbeats 3, with redesigned ear hooks, cable guides and Apple’s H1 chip, which simplifies Bluetooth connectivity and gives them […]

NHS contact-tracing app ready for use in three weeks, MPs told | Technology – Blog – Emails

An NHS app that alerts users to recent contacts who are infected with coronavirus will be ready for deployment within three weeks, according to the chief executive of NHSX, the digital arm of the health service. Matthew Gould told MPs on the Commons science and technology committee on Tuesday that the contact-tracing app would be […]

Best noise-cancelling headphones for working from home | Technology – Blog – Emails

Coping with lockdown life is hard enough without having to listen to other members of your household while you are trying to work. If you can’t get away physically, a set of noise-cancelling headphones could be just the ticket to isolate you just enough to concentrate. From amazing value to truly fantastic sound, at a […]

Bluetooth phone apps for tracking COVID-19 show modest early results – Networking – Security – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

When Singapore launched the first smartphone app of its kind last month to identify and alert people who had interacted with carriers of the novel coronavirus, the city-state of roughly 5.7 million people had 385 cases of infections. But even as cases in the country – which is in lockdown – have surged past 9,000, […]