Trifinite clarifies some points on car whisperer



The big buzz in tech circles last week was the release of a tool called “car whisperer” which could allow someone to remotely insert audio into a bluetooth enabled vehicle. It was also possible, using the cars audio system to eavesdrop on the interior of the vehicle. Essentially, the folks at trifinite used a directional antenna, laptop and special software to take advantage of the fact that most manufacterors are not securing their bluetooth receivers with anything more than 0000 or 1234 for an access pin number.


Apparently, some outlets were confused on just what was being targetted and instead of reporting clearly that this was about bluetooth enabled vehicles went astray mentioning bluetooth headsets. To quote from their site “The Car Whisperer is for carkits or hands-free units (integrated in car infotainment systems or little boxes that are built in after buying the car).”

The clarification can be found here and also goes on to mention a few other things, such as the need for donations to pay for the bandwidth bill they racked up after the announcement last week.

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