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« on: August 02, 2019, 04:05:21 pm »

AirDrop has a serious flaw that lets others see your information

What you need to know

A new AirDrop vulnerability can let malicious third parties acquire critical information.
Among some of the info they can get are phone numbers and Wi-Fi passwords.
About the only defense against this is turning off Bluetooth.
Yet the latest software vulnerability.

A newly discovered AirDrop security flaw can let anyone with a computer and the right software access critical information such as phone numbers and Wi-Fi passwords. The Hexway report, first spotted by Ars Technica, says users just have to have Bluetooth turned on broadcast to fall prey to the vulnerability.


  Simply having Bluetooth turned on broadcasts a host of device details, including its name, whether it's in use, if Wi-Fi is turned on, the OS version it's running, and information about the battery. More concerning: using AirDrop or Wi-Fi password sharing broadcasts a partial cryptographic hash that can easily be converted into an iPhone's complete phone number. The information—which i...

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