Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Sep 21, 2015
Apple’s AirDrop feature is a handy tool that allows you to easily transfer files wirelessly between two devices that are nearby.
Pictures, videos or even GPS coordinates can be transferred but a security researcher discovered that it can also be used for malicious activity.
A bug in the AirDrop service could allow someone near you to silently install a malicious app without your knowledge.
AirDrop’s range can be as far as 30 feet, so it’s a real threat, especially in congested public areas.
Apple has fixed the problem in its latest update iOS 9, so if you’ve already updated your device, you’re in the clear.
If you haven’t updated or don’t plan to update, be sure to turn off AirDrop and Bluetooth whenever you aren’t using them to avoid this exploit.
Mac computer users should do the same until they update to the upcoming OS X 10.11 also known as El Capitan.
Tomorrow, I’ll explain what Android users should know about a recently discovered security vulnerability