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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1790 Bluetooth 5 official: Faster data transfer, increased range for seamless IoT
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Wednesday announced the next generation of Bluetooth, called Bluetooth 5, is set for new devices in the coming months.

First shown this summer, Bluetooth 5 is said to have doubled data-transfer speeds, quadrupled network range, and eight times broadcast message capacity over Bluetooth 4. Bluetooth 5 also includes updates to reduce interference with other Bluetooth devices.

The new standard comes as smart home devices, fitness trackers, and more rely heavily on the wireless standard during the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Now, on Wednesday, technology firms can begin work to release products with Bluetooth 5.
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#1793 Sony closes backdoors in IP-enabled cameras
#1792 Researchers find fresh fodder for IoT attack cannons
#1791 Zeus variant ‘Floki bot’ targets PoS data
#1790 Bluetooth 5 official: Faster data transfer, increased range for seamless IoT
#1789 PowerShell threats surge: 95.4 percent of analyzed scripts were malicious
#1788 Goldeneye ransomware: the resumé that scrambles your computer twice
#1787 Here are some best practices for preventing DDoS attacks
#1786 Ransomware gives free decryption keys to victims who infect others
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