‘Severe’ AirDrop exploit could expose email and phone number in highly specific circumstances

Researchers have demonstrated a theoretical risk of AirDrop sharing an iPhone user’s phone number and email address with strangers.

Researchers at Germany's Technische Universitat Darmstadt say AirDrop can reveal a user's phone number and email address to strangersResearchers at Germany’s Technische Universitat Darmstadt say AirDrop can reveal a user’s phone number and email address to strangers

For hackers to steal this private information, they would need to perform a brute-force attack or another “simple technique,” however. They would need to do this while being in physical proximity to a user with an open share sheet on an AirDrop-enabled Apple device.

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