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The complaints have been piling up over the weeks since launch, and it seems that the Bluetooth on their devices switch off at random, and come back on without any warning.
One user by the name Johnny Mo15 claims that after every restart, his phone's Bluetooth switches off, and then he has to go back and switch it on manually, which wasn't the case before.
Which is bad news if you found those sidebar gadgets useful.
You better find a new way to tell what time it is, or catch the latest from your favourite RSS feeds.
Shkatov and Kohlenberg’s talk, entitled “We have you by the gadgets”, threatens to expose various attack vectors against gadgets, how malicious gadgets can be created, and the flaws they have found in published gadgets.
If the researchers have managed to find ways to exploit existing gadgets that’s particularly worrying.
A security advisory issued by Microsoft’s security team advises that vulnerabilities exist that could allow malicious code to be executed via the Windows Sidebar when running insecure Gadgets.
The warning comes ahead of a talk scheduled for Black Hat later this month by Mickey Shkatov and Toby Kohlenberg.
The Windows Sidebar is a vertical bar that can appear at the side of your desktop, containing mini-programs (known as gadgets) that can provide a number of functions such as a clock, the latest news headlines, weather report and so forth.The Weather Channel (TWC) is a cable and satellite television network that broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather.In addition to its programming on the cable channel, TWC also maintains an online presence at and through a set of mobile smartphone and tablet computer applications.USB memory sticks are great devices for storing files and sharing data across different computers.
These flash memory devices offer far greater capacities than floppy disks ever could – and they’re becoming ever-cheaper too.
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones have been hit by a string of issues since launch, some of which Google solved, and some continue to cause havoc for users.