The vulnerability has to do with the way Bluetooth enabled devices pair with each other. In that relationship, one device serves as the central connection and the other plays a peripheral role. The peripheral device sends out a signal that contains a unique address similar to an IP address and data about the connection. Most devices produce a randomized address which automatically reconfigures periodically. That meant to protect users privacy, but the BU researchers found that, using an open...

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