First, we leave a door open when our devices are discoverable. Also, an open software connection must be on. And so, tend to leave enabled. But, turn bluetooth off unless in use for mobile security. Given, proper netiquette to protect. As a result, don’t leave connections open unless your using them.
Bluetooth Netiquette Mobile Security
Next, bluetooth is a connection to discover. Computers can seek out open connections. Discoverable is a setting for the technology on devices. When the technology is on it presents an open connection with a device to others with similar capabilities.
Sensitive data is available. Biometric information is synchronized from smart watches and fitness trackers.. Also, transferred through these connections. Thus, we pair as a security measure. Prevents sharing data without permission.
Then, turn discover setting off. And so, turn on only to pair. Given, connects devices. Hence, turn off completely when not in use. It follows, a visible discovery allows some type of data transfer. Given, already pinged. So, can be hacked.
In any event, hackers can exploit any open connection. As a result, an individual pairing a device within range of ours will see an open connection during the process. At some point, a choice to connect to any electronic in range comes up.
In addition, thieves are known to search parking lots for open bluetooth connections. Shows them who left their phone in their car. Not sure what other information it provides. But, widespread news reports caution against it.
However, a device pair enable. After, physical control over it is taken. So, possibly identity theft. Pay apps on smartphones are open to theft. Just about any account tied to our smartphone become vulnerable from a hack. Also, the phone itself.
Turn Bluetooth Off Netiquette
Turn off Bluetooth when not in use. Open connections are vulnerable to hack.