iPhones Vulnerable to Annoying Fake Bluetooth Pop-ups

  • Hackers use a tool called Flipper Zero to spam iPhones with fake Bluetooth connection requests, rendering the device virtually unusable.
  • The attack, a ‘Bluetooth advertising assault,’ involves programming the Flipper Zero to act as a Bluetooth accessory, causing a continuous stream of pop-up pairing requests.
  • A security researcher demonstrated this flaw as a warning, suggesting Apple should allow users to ignore unknown Bluetooth connections, but Apple has yet to comment.
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