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October 20, 2004

Again: new trifinite.group members

Yesterday, two new trifinite.group members were added to the page. It is Tim Hurman and Mark Rowe from Pentest. Both are concerned with Bluetooth security.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 03:04 PM | Comments (0)

October 16, 2004

21C3 Talk accepted

Also within last week Adam, Marcel and me got officially accepted for a 2-hours slot at the 21st CCC (21C3: The Usual Suspects) in the end of this year. This is a yearly event that the german hacker association CCC organizes in the Conference Center next to the famous Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 03:22 PM | Comments (0)

Security Testing @ UPF-15

After signing a NDA for the 15th Bluetooth SIG UnPlugFest, we are not supposed to disclose details about the UPF-15 event in Frankfurt, Germany. All we can say is that we were testing with quite a lot of Bluetooth-technology manufacturers and that the feedback we got for doing so was very positive.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 03:12 PM | Comments (0)

October 09, 2004

Bluetooth UnplugFest 15

Tomorrow, we (Adam, Marcel and me) are travelling to Frankfurt in order to participate the Bluetooth UnplugFest 15, where a lot of Bluetooth people gather. There are a lot of tests of new Bluetooth-enabled devices going on.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 12:29 AM | Comments (0)

October 08, 2004

Nokia 6600 firmware update

After a lot of training for the next year's "Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships" during the debugging of the Blooover application, I finally decided to get the firmware on my Nokia 6600 upgraded. Unlike to what happened to Jeremy I was asked if I wanted to have my data backupped. This would have been at an extra charge of 15 Euro. But I was told that this wasn't necessary so I didn't do it and my data was still on there afterwards.

After the phone has been upgraded to the most recent firmware version 5.27.0 a very annoying error in the connection handling in the J2ME environment fortunately disappeared (I got a SymbianOS error -6004 (PagingTimeout) instantaneously when connecting to a device) . It also turned out that it does not work with this version of the MIDP 2.0 implementation to open and close the InputStream and OutputStream of a StreamConnection more than once. The second time it is tried on a connected StreamConnection this throws a NullPointerException, whereas it works well with the Rococo Bluetooth Development Kit from Impronto that enables access of the operating system's Bluetooth HCI from Java applications.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 11:28 PM | Comments (0)