Bitcoin Forum
December 05, 2016, 08:49:31 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.13.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Defunct handhelds devices could be hacking for Bitcoin usage?  (Read 942 times)
Bitbird
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 233



View Profile WWW
July 05, 2012, 11:12:38 AM
 #1

Could defunct handhelds devices be hacking for Bitcoin usage? There're service like Coinapult which providing Bitcoin via email and SMS. Perhaps some kind of integration can be achieved. Or simply host a bitcoin client as a dedicated mobile node should be working. What do you think?


Defunct email service offers handhelds to hackers - News - Linux for Devices - http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Peek-Classic-Pronto-9-leftovers/
Quote
Peek has discontinued its low-cost, email-and-texting service but is challenging hackers to "build something great" with the leftover handhelds, according to The Verge. The Peek devices include a 2.5-inch screen, a QWERTY keyboard, an ARM7-based processor, and a GSM cellular modem, according to the company.

1480927771
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480927771

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480927771
Reply with quote  #2

1480927771
Report to moderator
1480927771
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480927771

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480927771
Reply with quote  #2

1480927771
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1480927771
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480927771

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480927771
Reply with quote  #2

1480927771
Report to moderator
1480927771
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480927771

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480927771
Reply with quote  #2

1480927771
Report to moderator
1480927771
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480927771

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480927771
Reply with quote  #2

1480927771
Report to moderator
Ente
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1834



View Profile
July 05, 2012, 11:45:07 AM
 #2

Should be possible!
Are you aiming for a full client with blockchain, or a lite client which connects to a central server?

Either way, the big obstacle for any of those approaches is how to get online. Reading "gsm included" means hassle and costs for a sim card. Have something with wifi instead? Then you will not have internet everywhere. Or only internet when doing a transaction, aka mesh net or the POS as a relay? You better be sure the data you receive is not forged!

But besides all that.. The hardware should be strong enough! :-P

Ente
Xenland
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 980


I'm not just any shaman, I'm a Sha256man


View Profile
July 05, 2012, 11:58:22 AM
 #3

BeagleBone Wink
Bitbird
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 233



View Profile WWW
July 05, 2012, 01:29:30 PM
 #4

Should be possible!
Are you aiming for a full client with blockchain, or a lite client which connects to a central server?

I think it should be depended on how a device connected to internet? A full client with blockchain would be more safe but also consuming more power and bandwidth. A lite client could be more energy efficiency and need not always connecting to the net, but will provide more security.


Quote
Either way, the big obstacle for any of those approaches is how to get online. Reading "gsm included" means hassle and costs for a sim card. Have something with wifi instead? Then you will not have internet everywhere. Or only internet when doing a transaction, aka mesh net or the POS as a relay? You better be sure the data you receive is not forged!

But besides all that.. The hardware should be strong enough! :-P

Ente

For a mobile solutions GSM seems better then Wi-Fi, at least outside some big cities. Therefor sim card/GSM might be the only choice. Furthermore, it's possible to use open-source GSM platform like OpenBTS as it's access point.  Wink

Must say I'm not an expert in GSM, any suggestion/commentary would be great.


some links:
Can you hear me now? – OpenBTS – Open Source GSM base station. « @ggregator
Burning Man's open source cell phone system could help save the world

Bitbird

dogisland
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 261



View Profile
July 05, 2012, 01:31:32 PM
 #5

You can use Strongcoin with an amazon kindle (perhaps other e-wallets too).

You get the benefit of a lightweight client and it's unlikely anyone has hacked your kindle with keyloggers etc.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!