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Here’s how Apple iPhone users can stop AirDrop from leaking personal data to hackers

April 23, 2021

AirDrop is a feature that allows Apple device users to send and receive photos, documents, and other files to a nearby iPhone or other compatible Apple devices without using cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity. The feature requires that both parties have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on. That’s because AirDrop relies on Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) to broadcast and find nearby connections, and while a Wi-Fi network is not required for AirDrop to work, files are transferred via point-to-point Wi-Fi.

AirDrop exploit can be used to steal your phone number and email address

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