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AirDrop Security Vulnerability Exposed: Apple’s Failure to Address the Issue

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Apple users rely on the AirDrop feature to wirelessly share files on their iPhones daily. However, a significant security vulnerability has been discovered, which Apple failed to address until it was publicly revealed that Chinese hackers had exploited this weakness […]

Apple izložen sigurnosnom propustu AirDrop funkcije

Apple users rely on the AirDrop feature to wirelessly share files on their iPhones daily. However, a significant security vulnerability has been discovered, which Apple failed to address until it was publicly revealed that Chinese hackers had exploited this weakness for phone hacking.

In November 2019, researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt alerted Apple to a security flaw in the AirDrop feature. According to their findings, hackers could access victims’ phone numbers and email addresses through the appropriate device. Surprisingly, Apple took no action in response to this discovery.

Two years later, the same researchers reached out to Apple again and proposed a solution to patch the security vulnerability. Nevertheless, even then Apple did not take appropriate measures. The consequences of this inaction are now public, as hackers in Beijing successfully exploited the loophole and sent “inappropriate information” to metro passengers. This attack was carried out with the help of Wangshendongjian Technology, a company that managed to break the encryption of the AirDrop feature.

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