Alert! Apple’s AirDrop comes with a security flaw that can cause data breach of 1.5 billion users

Alert! Apple’s AirDrop comes with a security flaw that can cause data breach of 1.5 billion users

Posted April 27, 2021

Alert! Apple’s AirDrop comes with a security flaw that can cause data breach of 1.5 billion users

  • It has been revealed that any person can access Apple users’ email addresses and mobile numbers, despite being a stranger and it is done by just sharing pane on the device after the sharing process is initiated.
  • The basic requirement to perform this is a stable Wi-Fi connection and the proximity between the two Apple devices.
  • Primarily, there are two reasons behind this security flaw. First and foremost is the process of finding contact and the next is AirDrop uses a “mutual authentication” process to draw a comparison between the phone numbers and email addresses of a possible receiver.
  • Besides that, a weak hashing system of Apple further allows hackers to access personal details.

 April 26, 2021