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Most serious iPhone hack ever exposed

Don’t panic, but until a few months ago, your iPhone or iPad could have been hacked by any stranger passing by — and not just by AirDropping a nasty picture on your screen.

A flaw in the Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) protocol, upon which AirDrop runs, allowed someone with the right (cheap) equipment to get into your phone, steal private data and install malware, all in under two minutes. (This flaw didn’t seem to affect Macs.)

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