Mobile

Bluetooth Vulnerability Affects All Major OS

https://hackaday.com/2017/09/14/bluetooth-vulnerability-affects-all-major-os/ Turn off your Bluetooth! I checked that mine was turned off after reading this: Security researchers from Armis Labs recently published a whitepaper unveiling eight critical 0-day Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities, affecting Linux, Windows, Android and iOS operating systems. These vulnerabilities alone or combined can lead to privileged code execution on a target device. The only requirement is:

5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life – Road to VR

https://www.roadtovr.com/5-google-arcore-experiments-inject-magic-everyday-life/ Google just released a preview version of ARCore for Android as the company’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. Since ARKit was released a few months ago, we’ve seen a bevy of really cool experiments and potential apps to come from developers from all over the world, but now it’s ARCore’s turn to shine.

Gigabit wireless begins to take hold | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458773/Gigabit-wireless-begins-to-take-hold?utm_content=buffer45e8b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer At the beginning of last week, Ericsson and Qualcomm achieved a transmission rate just a bit faster than 1 Gbps on Verizon’s commercial 4G LTE network. Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Verizon claim to be the first to have achieved 1 Gbps using commercial silicon and commercial infrastructure. 

New posting category for 5G communications

I have created a new category for 5G telecommunications technology topics. New postings related to 5G technologies will be posted under this category. I have also tried to tag older postings related to 5G to this 5G category. 5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems, abbreviated 5G, are the proposed next telecommunications standards

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/08/a-repair-shop-could-completely-hack-your-phone-and-you-wouldnt-know-it/ Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more. People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. The research, in a paper presented this week at the 2017 Usenix

Axell Wireless 3009 tear down

http://cobhamwireless.com/product/900mhz/d-sbr-3009/axel-wireless-products-014-3/ Such a repeater has the following main features: Axell 3009D - 900 MHz Software Defined Repeater, 25 dBm composite output power, 82 dB Gain, 12 sub-bands, individual gain and ALC, bandwidth settable by software IP65 rated enclosure. Connectors Inside view

Installing Linux on an Android Phone – RHD Blog

https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/03/16/installing-linux-on-an-android-phone/?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY For Linux developer, being able to run a Linux distro alongside your pre-existing mobile OS on your android phone is a very enticing offer. Installing Linux on an Android device can help you to turn your simple phone into a highly useful tool for web development, troubleshooting, and various other procedures common in the IT industry.