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You can now add Bluetooth to the list of privacy threats to be worried about

10
Jun
2022
You can now add Bluetooth to the list of privacy threats to be worried about

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Security experts have found a way to track people using the Bluetooth chips integrated into their mobile devices, and laptops, but it’s a lot harder than it sounds (and not quite effective, yet).

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have discovered that each individual Bluetooth chip has a tiny imperfection, created during the manufacturing process. In a sense, despite the fact that they’re being produced at scale, and have measures in place to prevent identification, all of these chips are somewhat unique.

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