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Bluebugging: How Hackers Are Taking Advantage of Bluetooth Users

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People uses their mobile devices for entertainment, navigation, and other functions while keeping their hands free thanks to Bluetooth, a wireless technology. With Bluetooth accessible on so many items, including laptops, iPads, headphones, mobile phones, and computers, hackers may find easy to exploit this capability.

Most people always leave their Bluetooth on when it should only be activated when necessary. It seems unlikely that this will be done because it is much easier said than done. To demonstrate some of the dangers connected with careless Bluetooth usage, below are five frequent weaknesses that, when exploited, might allow hackers to hack Bluetooth devices.

Describe Bluebugging

Hackers developed this exploit after observing how straightforward Bluejacking and BlueSnarfing Bluetooth assaults could be carried out. Using Bluetooth, BlueBugging opens a backdoor on a victim’s phone or laptop (AT&T Cybersecurity). In addition to being able to control your device, the attacker can inspect all the data on it.

Hackers can read texts and listen to calls once they have access to a smartphone. As a result, when a phone has been blue-bugged, obtaining a secret OTP might be simple. Hackers access critical data through Bluetooth on smartphones and other devices.

How may your device be hacked?

If the Bluetooth on your device is discoverable and a hacker is within around 10 metres of you, your chances of becoming a victim of a Bluebugging hack increase. After successfully pairing with your device, a hacker would frequently install malware and use brute force attacks to disable the security measures of your device. After installing malware, gaining access to your data should be simple.

How can I stay secure?

  • Disable Bluetooth if it’s not necessary.
  • Reject requests for pairing from devices that are not known.
  • Run the most recent system version and be sure to link it with a device for the first time at home.
  • Prefer premium VPN service.

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Aradhya
Aradhyahttp://thevocalnews.com
Aaradhya is working as a Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. She enjoys writing about gadgets and automobiles because she is a tech and automotive fanatic. She has done her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya. "I write to discover what I know."
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