The airdrop and Wi-Fi sharing features found on Apple's devices are the easiest and user friendly to transfer data and files. The company says it's part of the iOS ecosystem and Apple fans agree. However, there is now a report that says that apple's two sharing features could endanger and leak sensitive data. The report claims that the flaw was found in devices such as iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch and Airpods. Let's know other information in detail
According to a recent research, Apple devices continuously send big data packets with the help of Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). The report says that whenever you send a file with the help of an airdrop, 'your phone sends your phone to all devices around SHA256 (phone number)' in which an attacker can track the sender's phone number with the help of it and contact it on iMessage name or personal Can also gather information. It has been revealed that this flaw is in all iOS devices in iOS 10.3.1 and above.
This report says that Wi-Fi password sharing also applies to your information. Whenever a user enables this feature, 'Broadband BLE requests have access to details such as the user's data, name, phone number SHA256 hash, Apple ID and email.' from he or she can find out the user's contact number. The report also includes a proof-of-concept video that shows how users broadcast information. The laptop was fitted with a wireless packet sniffer dongle and in one to two minutes it captured details of more than a dozen iPhones and Apple Watches. "The report says that the Behaviour is more part of the ecosystem than a flaw and the way to keep the device safe is to keep its Bluetooth off. Failure to do so may cause users' phone numbers to be leaked.
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