Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII, and there’s not much they can do about it

Apple has known of the flaw since 2019 but has yet to acknowledge or fix it.



AirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is leaking user emails and phone numbers, and there's not much anyone can do to stop it other than to turn it off, researchers said.


AirDrop uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy to establish direct connections with nearby devices so they can beam pictures, documents, and other things from one iOS or macOS device to another. One mode allows only contacts to connect, a second allows anyone to connect, and the last allows no connections at all.


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Courtesy of Ars Technica

Article Author: Dan Goodin



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