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BlueProximity

BlueProximity helps add a little more security to the desktop. It does so by detecting a certain Bluetooth device, most likely a mobile phone, and keeping track of its distance. If it is moved away from the computer and the distance is above a certain level (no measurement in meters is possible) for a given time, it automatically locks the desktop (or starts any other shell command wanted). Once away, the computer awaits its master's return: if the device is nearer than a given level for a set time, the computer unlocks without any interaction (or starts any other shell command wanted).

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  •  28 Feb 2008 21:33

    Release Notes: This is a beta release in preparation for 1.2.6. The main new feature is support for multiple devices to detect. It also includes minor bugfixes and code cleanup. Logging has been enhanced a bit. Misbehaving action commands, namely not ending ones, should no longer make bp hang.

    •  13 Feb 2008 14:37

      Release Notes: Changes were made regarding Ubuntu/Debian packaging policies. Many more languages were added.

      •  07 Feb 2008 15:35

        Release Notes: The rfcomm scanner now really works. Now every button works as expected. The translations for French and Swedish were removed. An Italian translation was added.

        •  23 Nov 2007 12:20

          Release Notes: The proximity command now only executes if proximity is detected and not paused, not always as before. Some tooltips should help the initial user. Channel setting is now possible via a GUI, and a device can be scanned for usable channels. There are more error messages if external packages are missing.

          •  12 Sep 2007 08:12

            Release Notes: This release has many GUI improvements and follows the GNOME Human Interface Guide. All action commands can be edited via the GUI now. A new command can be executed at a given delay as long as you are present. Logging is now available, either to syslog or a normal file.

            Recent comments

            27 Aug 2007 05:52 highno

            Re: Security enhancmement?


            > Sorry, maybe I'm just too thick to see

            > how this is an enhancement; but to me

            > this means that if someone

            > gets your mobile phone (or other

            > blue-tooth device)

            > they can have your data, too?

            >

            >

            That is true, but think of the unlocking just as personal use. In security relevant environments the locking is more important part. You can switch of the unlocking if you feel uncomfortable with this.

            Just as a sidenote I think most people keep better eye on their phone than on their passwords :-)

            Bye

            Lars

            26 Aug 2007 18:44 Tinkster

            Security enhancmement?
            Sorry, maybe I'm just too thick to see how this is an
            enhancement; but to me this means that if someone

            gets your mobile phone (or other blue-tooth device)

            they can have your data, too?

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