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New Bluetooth 5 Channel Hopping Reverse Engineered for Jamming and Hijacking
Monday, 12 August 2019 01:00

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 has been around since 2016 with the most recent version 5.2 published just this year. There’s not much hardware out there that’s using the new hotness. That didn’t stop [Damien Cauquil] from picking apart BLE 5’s new frequency hopping techniques and updating his BtleJack tool …read more

BT flogs off its fleet vehicle maintenance arm to German private equity types Aurelius
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 01:23

BT is selling its fleet vehicle maintenance and leasing business to German private equity firm Aurelius .

BT Fleet Solutions looks after not just BT and Openreach vans, but also thousands of vehicles for other companies.

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The company employs 950 people and manages 80,000 vehicles for over 26 blue chips. It has 65 garages, 50 mobile engineers and uses 500 partner facilities.

The deal, we are told, aligns with BT's broader transformation programme and will presumably provide a bit of cash for 5G and other network investments.

Munich-based Aurelius plans to work with existing management to, er, "drive

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings
Monday, 05 August 2019 19:55

Updated Cloudflare has yanked its services from 8chan, the "lawless" 4chan spinoff forum favoured by far-right nuts and paedophiles, after two mass shootings in the US over the weekend left nearly 30 people dead.

The site was working as normal early this morning UK time, but is now unavailable.

Cloudflare said in a statement that the suspected gunman in the El Paso shootings "appears to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan". The 21-year-old posted a white nationalist note to the site just before the killing began, and there were various supportive threads about the events in

Off somewhere nice on holibobs? Not if you're flying British Airways: IT 'systems issue' smacks UK airports once again
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 18:59

It's not the summer holidays without an IT cock-up causing a major delay at UK airports, once again courtesy of British Airways.

Folk travelling with the airline are having problems checking in online at London's lynchpin airports, which is affecting travel across the UK, including shorthaul flights to other UK airports.

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The issue was caused by problems with two separate systems – one dealing with online check-in, the other with flight departures.

In a statement, BA said: "We are very sorry to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans.

"We are working as quickly as possible

This WiFi Spoofing Syringe Is For External Use Only
Friday, 09 August 2019 07:00

A browse through his collected works will tell you that [El Kentaro] loves to build electronics into interesting enclosures, so when he realized there’s enough room inside a 150 ml plastic syringe to mount an ESP8266, a battery, and a copious amount of RGB LEDs, the “Packet Injector” was the …read more

CB Radio + Arduino = 6 Meter Ham Band
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 22:00

Somehow [hvde] wound up with a CB radio that does AM and SSB on the 11 meter band. The problem was that the radio isn’t legal where he lives. So he decided to change the radio over to work on the 6 meter band, instead.

We were a little surprised …read more

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