AirDrop flaw makes it possible to gather strangers’ phone numbers

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A security flaw involving Bluetooth LE lets potentially malicious actors discover users’ iPhone numbers. This is achieved using Apple’s file-sharing AirDrop feature. An attacker would need to create a phone number database for a specific region. Using a special script, they could then collect information on users whenever they try and AirDrop a file. As […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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