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Apple AirDrop flaw exposes 1.5 billion devices — what to do

Apple’s AirDrop protocol can accidentally leak your email address and phone number to any Apple device nearby, five German researchers have discovered. They say Apple has known of this problem —  which makes 1.5 billion devices vulnerable — for nearly two years, but add that they’ve got a possible solution.

“It is possible to learn the phone numbers and email addresses of AirDrop users — even as a complete stranger,” states a website put up by the researchers. “An attacker just requires a Wi-Fi-capable device and physical proximity to a target.”

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