Bluetooth security risks explained

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What would we do without Bluetooth these days? Our earbuds and headphones would have to use annoying wires. We would have one less way to transfer files between your laptop and your phone. And how would you connect your phone to your car?

But as a wireless data transfer standard, of course Bluetooth has some associated cybersecurity risks. You don’t want unauthorized parties to access the data you’re transferring via Bluetooth, nor do you want them to have access to your Bluetooth-enabled devices. It helps to know what the security risks with Bluetooth are so you can enjoy all of the convenience of the widespread wireless technology while mitigating its risks.

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