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iPhone Bluetooth traffic leaks phone numbers — in certain scenarios

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iPhone Bluetooth traffic leaks phone numbers — in certain scenarios

Security researchers say they can extract a user's phone number from the Bluetooth traffic coming from an iPhone smartphone during certain operations.

The attack works because, when Bluetooth is enabled on an Apple device, the device sends BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) packets in all directions, broadcasting the device's position and various details.

This behavior is part of the Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL), a protocol that can work either via WiFi or BLE to interconnect and...
iPhone Bluetooth traffic leaks phone numbers -- in certain scenarios