mobiSQUIRT iPhone app for MegaSquirt and MegaJolt

28Jul/110

Version 0.1r2 and Security

The second test version of MobiSquirt has been made available to testers with fixes for a couple of bugs that were found.

A couple of things came out of a request on the forum, one of which resulted in the addition of an email facility so that log files can be emailed directly from the app to make it more convenient to transfer the log files. As this was a comparatively minor amount of work this was implemented in the new test version.

Another aspect of the post was the question of security of the MegaSquirt once you have a WiFi connection to it, particularly as the WiFly unit doesn't offer support for encryption for Ad Hoc connections. It does, however, offer a password option of up to 32 characters long which you can enter into the module. Any connection to the module is then dropped if the host doesn't supply that password immediately on connecting. This actually tied quite neatly into another development I've been working for both testing and app approval reasons - a demo server. Having a similar password requirement for that should minimise the amount of spurious connections the server would have to handle.

To that end the next test version will support the WiFly modules' password option as I can then build the same password function into the demo server. the bulk of the development required in MobiSquirt for this has now been done and been tested locally.

Thanks to those who have volunteered to test the app and given feedback, keep those ideas coming !

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