neuromanta wrote:The problem with ubuntu is that by using it, you don't learn linux... you learn ubuntu. Gentoo has it's own personalities, but more-or-less it's very Unix-like, and slackware is the most Unix-like linux distro.
insomaniacal wrote:neuromanta wrote:The problem with ubuntu is that by using it, you don't learn linux... you learn ubuntu. Gentoo has it's own personalities, but more-or-less it's very Unix-like, and slackware is the most Unix-like linux distro.
This isn't really true. Sure, there's nice menus and all to make new users feel at home, but generally, if you ask for advice, or read any advice on their website/forum, you will get answers that pertain to firing up a terminal and doing it as you would in a distro such as slackware or gentoo.
Vulpine wrote:Fedora, I believe, uses the Gnome desktop, just like Ubuntu.
Oceans80 wrote:gentoo looks like GNOME ubuntu
Since Adam and Marcel were at Blackhat and DEFCON in Las Vegas, I had to do the 'Bluetooth Security' talk at What The Hack by myself (and the help of Collin).
After introducing the various Bluetooth security flaws (old and new ones) that were identified mainly by the trifinite.group also a new toool has been released.
This new toool is called The Car Whisperer and allows people equipped with a Linux Laptop and a directional antenna to inject audio to, and record audio from bypassing cars that have an unconnected Bluetooth handsfree unit running. Since many manufacturers use a standard passkey which often is the only authentication that is needed to connect.
This tool allows to interact with other drivers when traveling or maybe used in order to talk to that pushy Audi driver right behind you . It also allows to eavesdrop conversations in the inside of the car by accessing the microphone.
Since the attacker's laptop is fully trusted once it has a valid link key, the laptop could be used in order to access all the services offered on the hands-free unit. Often, phonebooks are stored in these units. I am quite certain that there will be more issues with the security of these systems due to the use of standard passkeys.
Source: http://trifinite.org/blog/archives/2005 ... g_the.html
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