Cybersecurity is a fundamental aspect of today’s society. Every day in the world, billions of people use mobile devices, computers, or tablets, the three main gateways for malicious agents. For this reason, a hacker wants to demonstrate at a recent conference what a passive problem that many users are not aware of. And surprisingly, it is anything but turn on Bluetooth.
As the JeuxVideo portal stated in a recent publication, Jae Bochs a hacker and technology researcher held a conference a few days ago in Las Vegas. In this, he used a group of 70 dollars consisting of a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, two antennas, and a Linux-compatible Bluetooth adapter (plus a portable battery). And, as he was able to demonstrate, a small investment got him access to all iPhone data for the attendees.
It is best to deactivate Bluetooth from the iPhone settings
Bochs used his device to send a message to iPhones in the area. With this, he was able to simulate a device that tried to connect to nearby iPhones and asked for the Apple ID of all attendees. Fortunately for them, Boch’s intention was not malicious and his group was not ready to collect information, but if he wanted he would have stolen the personal data of all his potential victims.
According to the hacker, the Apple mobile always looking for new devices to connect. Apparently, this happens even if the airplane mode is activated because at that moment it starts to perform this action through AirDrop or the missing objects through the search network. Therefore, to avoid further problems, Bochs recommends disabling Bluetooth from the iPhone settings. However, for this to happen is a wake-up call to Apple, a company that needs to quickly find a solution.