6.5 C
New York
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Why is it necessary to disable Bluetooth on devices?

Must Read

Scented candles on Amazon become victims of coronavirus

Complaints about the lack of scent in scented candles on Amazon increased dramatically in recent months, however, a researcher...

Russian Scientists propose to send swarm probes to decipher solar wind riddles

Russian researchers propose to send several swarm probes to the Sun to study the speed of winds, reveals the...

UK Authorizes Use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID Vaccine

The UK government has approved an anti-coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. It is the first vaccine to be approved for widespread...
Jiya Saini
Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

The Bluetooth network turned on in a ‘smartphone’ can not only download the device prematurely but also lead to an invisible attack by ‘hackers’, said Vojtech Bochek, the chief digital security engineer for the Avast company.

“If users keep Bluetooth on and available for detection, it can drain the battery a little faster,” says the expert.

In addition, Bluetooth automatically goes into detection mode for a short time, so that the user can connect to another device on the network. This feature works for the comfort of the user but also increases the risk of others connecting to your phone.

“Disabling Bluetooth detection mode, or simply disabling Bluetooth entirely, prevents other unauthorized devices from trying to send data or connect to your phone,” he recommended.

Also, in case Bluetooth is activated, users have to confirm all activities such as accepting the accessory or establishing a connection with other smartphones, he said.

To carry out a cyberattack, hackers first need to find out the MAC address of the Bluetooth adapter. 

“It is much easier to do if the phone is discoverable. So it is definitely better to turn off the Bluetooth of the smartphone or make it inaccessible to other devices when not in use,” said the expert.

According to him, the technology has a number of vulnerabilities, but there is no reason to worry, as the capabilities and versions of Bluetooth are constantly being updated.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Scented candles on Amazon become victims of coronavirus

Complaints about the lack of scent in scented candles on Amazon increased dramatically in recent months, however, a researcher...

Russian Scientists propose to send swarm probes to decipher solar wind riddles

Russian researchers propose to send several swarm probes to the Sun to study the speed of winds, reveals the director of the Space Research...

UK Authorizes Use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID Vaccine

The UK government has approved an anti-coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. It is the first vaccine to be approved for widespread unrestricted use in Europe. The results...

Developers find a way to simulate PS2 games on the new Xbox console

Developers have made it possible to launch the games from the old PlayStation 2 in Microsoft's newly released 'boxes', the Xbox series X and...

Researchers reveal how insects got their wings

The evolution of insect wings is a question that has been debated by scientists for more than a century. Some said that wings evolved from...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -