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Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:07 pm

There are security issues with these things. !shocked The bluetooth straighteners allow one bluetooth connection at a time... no verification to who is controlling it.
Not a good idea at all. In an apartment someone in the floor above could connect to your straightener, turn it on and increase the temperature.

If you have one, be careful.

https://www.ubergizmo.com/2019/07/the-w ... y-to-hack/


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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:37 am

They left these things unsecured? You’re joking? They need to be recalled and taken off the shelves.


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Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 pm

beautyboy wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:07 pm
There are security issues with these things. !shocked The bluetooth straighteners allow one bluetooth connection at a time... no verification to who is controlling it.
Not a good idea at all. In an apartment someone in the floor above could connect to your straightener, turn it on and increase the temperature.

If you have one, be careful.

https://www.ubergizmo.com/2019/07/the-w ... y-to-hack/
Bluetooth is an insecure, power-consuming, interference prone, slow (25 megabits per second) and difficult to establish transmission protocol. A 1 milliwatt bluetooth signal is competing with multiple 6+ watt wifi transmitters, car alarms, microwave ovens, baby monitors, doorbells and every other device using this public domain frequency. While most technologies improve drastically, I've experienced Bluetooth to have remained as unreliable as it did on my first Nokia.


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Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 pm

Bluetooth can also interfere with wifi performance in too close a proximity.


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Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 pm

datsgucci wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 pm
beautyboy wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:07 pm
There are security issues with these things. !shocked The bluetooth straighteners allow one bluetooth connection at a time... no verification to who is controlling it.
Not a good idea at all. In an apartment someone in the floor above could connect to your straightener, turn it on and increase the temperature.

If you have one, be careful.

https://www.ubergizmo.com/2019/07/the-w ... y-to-hack/
Bluetooth is an insecure, power-consuming, interference prone, slow (25 megabits per second) and difficult to establish transmission protocol. A 1 milliwatt bluetooth signal is competing with multiple 6+ watt wifi transmitters, car alarms, microwave ovens, baby monitors, doorbells and every other device using this public domain frequency. While most technologies improve drastically, I've experienced Bluetooth to have remained as unreliable as it did on my first Nokia.
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