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Hacking iPhone remotely: security expert

iPhone Bluetooth Vulnerability? |iPhone has always been regarded as having better security performance than Android phones, but recently, a security expert has shown up and pointed out that simple tools are needed to hack iPhone remotely, so general users need to be more alert.

Def Con is one of the world's largest cybersecurity conferences, attracting a large number of hackers every year, and at this year's event, a large number of iPhone users received a pop-up notification on their phones asking if they were connected to one of the Apple TV devices in the room, which turned out to be a prank designed by security researcher Jae Bochs to alert people to a major Bluetooth vulnerability on the iPhone. It was a prank designed by security researcher Jae Bochs to alert people to a major Bluetooth vulnerability on the iPhone.

According to Jae Bochs, there exists a vulnerability related to Bluetooth LE (BLE) on the iPhone, which can be disguised as other Apple devices to interface with the iPhone by using specific tools, and once the user agrees to connect, and then enters the Apple ID and password to confirm, the confidential information can be collected by hackers who have invaded the device. This is very dangerous.

Jae Bochs used to invade other people's tools on hand, just with Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, two antennas, Bluetooth adapters and portable batteries simple assembly, the cost of only 70 U.S. dollars, which is less than $ 550 in Hong Kong dollars, you can be in the range of 15m remote invasion, and in addition to the Apple TV, the device can theoretically also be disguised as Theoretically, the device can also be disguised as AirTags, Apple Watch, etc. to carry out attacks.

The vulnerability was reportedly first mentioned in a paper in 2019, but Apple seems to have been hesitant to block it due to concerns about other Bluetooth-connected iPhone devices such as AirTags.

The only effective way to deal with the vulnerability is to turn off Bluetooth on the iPhone, which requires the user to go to the settings page and turn off Bluetooth (rather than just opening the notification center and clicking the Bluetooth switch), but this is an inconvenience for those who use Bluetooth headsets, Apple Watches, and other devices, and may not be a long-term solution.

Of course, as a user, you can also pay attention to the wireless connection requests received by your cell phone, and remember to reject them immediately if they come from an unknown source.

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