Latest Bluetooth publications

Researchers uncover major Bluetooth security flaw

A joint paper by researchers at Oxford University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Helmholtz Centre for Information Security (CISPA) called the issue “a serious threat to the security and privacy of all Bluetooth users”.

Named the Key Negotiation of Bluetooth attack, the weakness fools the pair into creating a relatively shorter encryption key, making it easier for hackers to crack.

Bluetooth evolves into the promise of IoT with longer range, mesh networking and 100% speed increase

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a roadmap for the future of the low-level intra-device protocol which will see speed and range increases likely to signal significant new possibilities for its role in the Internet of Things (IoT). A post at the official Bluetooth site advises that the range of Bluetooth Smart, a… Read More

Smart cities will need to overcome archaic regulation

Manik Narayan Saha, CIO at SAP Asia Pacific & Japan, discusses three key topics raised by the growing Internet of Things (IoT) sector in a ‘hyper-connected’ Asia, and begins on the subject of the ‘smart city’… A smart city uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban… Read More