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skieast
02-16-2005, 06:32 AM
Just so everyone knows. <p>The factory fit bluetooth option is now 'orderable' and we (North American dealers) should see it on April production vehicles. $400US/650CAD<p>The retro-fit kit is to be announced 'real soon now' and below is all I have on the topic. <p><B>Here is some information on the above mentioned subject. <p>The Bluetooth retailer accessory is to be made available to retailers for order within days now that testing has been completed. The accessory is retro-fittable to any 2005MY LR3 and provides greater functionality for approved phones than the factory fit given its integration into the vehicle through 'hard wiring' (example: 3 watt signal strength, phone recharging, phone book access, etc). An official bulletin will be released on this to Canadian and US retailers shortly</B>. <br>

Laguna
02-16-2005, 06:33 AM
If you have Bluetooth on your car you can get a virus some how.

syclone
02-16-2005, 06:50 AM
Highly unlikely. Someone would need to actually code a virus specifically for the LR3, because the system will use its own propietary software. The reason viruses spead over Bluetooth on Nokia phones is they all use the same basic OS and are very popular, so someone coded the virus. You can't get that same virus if you have, say a Motorola. Still even if somebody did code a virus for whatever system the Land Rover uses (which will probably only ever been seen by a handful of programmers working for LR or a very determined person who tears apart the computer in the actual vehicle), the only way it could be picked up would be if the LR3 uses Bluetooth to update its database. In other words, the computer in the LR3 will have some space to be updated for new phones or bluetooth patches. I doubt they will be installed via BT, but rather some port accessible only to the dealer. Even if a virus somehow did infect the LR, the only thing it could possibly do would be mess up the radio/nav system, which probably has a simple reset feature anyway. It is possible that the car could get a virus over BT, but I think that is is highly unlikely, and even so would only be a minor inconvience. Its not like the designers haven't thought about this.

Laguna
02-16-2005, 06:54 AM
They had a article in the Autoexpress mag. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

skieast
02-16-2005, 07:00 AM
Following is some more info about a possible bluetooth virus. Seems like it hasn't been done, but may be possible. <p>February 02, 2005<br>Automobile Virus<br>SC Magazine is reporting on a virus that infects Lexus cars:<p>Lexus cars may be vulnerable to viruses that infect them via mobile phones. Landcruiser 100 models LX470 and LS430 have been discovered with infected operating systems that transfer within a range of 15 feet.<p>It seems that no one has done this yet, and the story is based on speculation that a cell phone can transfer a virus to the Lexus using Bluetooth. But it's only a matter of time before something like this actually works.<p>

Krypton
02-16-2005, 02:15 PM
now wheres Vatican <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-16-2005, 08:36 PM
<B>first of all, what is this doing in the new cars section...we aren't even talking about cars...should be moved over to the general auto discussion section <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </B><p>at any rate, someone mentioned possibly virus in cars' computers...here is a informative article to read <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://software.silicon.com/malware/0,3800003100,39127377,00.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://software.silicon.com/ma...0.htm</A>

Vatican
02-18-2005, 02:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Krypton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">now wheres Vatican <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I don't care. Iwouldstill take the chance. It is not like we all decided not to own any computer for fear of getting a virus.<p>

knicks125
02-18-2005, 09:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vatican</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't care. Iwouldstill take the chance. It is not like we all decided not to own any computer for fear of getting a virus.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">