New Delhi (EMS). Bluetooth has become one of the important and key connectivity options that can connect smartphones and computers. Bluetooth is an important connectivity option and knowing this, online hackers are slowly creating new ways to disrupt Bluetooth connections and target systems. Looking for ways. However, the scope of such attacks is quite limited. This is because Bluetooth pairing is encrypted by default. But what if you have turned on the Bluetooth of your phone but are not using it. By the way, it is always advisable to keep your phone’s Bluetooth off when it is not in use. A study has been done regarding this, in which the importance of practice of not keeping Bluetooth on without using it has been told. This study mentions a new way in which Bluetooth transmission can be used to track the location of your phone. Surprised not to know this, but it is true.
It is a matter of thinking that how can bluetooth be connected to the location of a device? Then let us know that scientists tell that there is actually a way to do this and if this method is used by hackers then this method can be very dangerous. The scientists focused on a specific aspect of Bluetooth technology for how Bluetooth is used to track original devices. It’s called Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE. BLE is a low energy format of Bluetooth which consumes comparatively less power. However, it does so by compromising on bandwidth and range.
Due to its low power consumption, sometimes up to 99 percent of BLE can transmit signals continuously as long as the device has Bluetooth on. So when scientists discovered that there was a constant source of signal they could tap on, The only thing left is to recognize these signs individually. The researchers then focused on identifying the different devices. The flaws in the signal of each phone were found to be almost unique. Taking these differences apart, the researchers were able to identify each phone with extremely high accuracy. According to research, this is the first time this has been noticed by Android Police. The technique resulted in a false positive rate and a false negative rate of less than 5 percent.
The meaning of this research is that if bluetooth is turned on, then your phone’s bluetooth can be used to track you.
However, this type of location tracking has many limitations. First, the system needs to work near you and in a stable environment. Because a number of factors can result in recording errors or errors. Furthermore, flaws in these BLE signals are not always unique. This means that there are some devices that can generate a similar signal and therefore cannot be identified individually. Regardless, this research has uncovered the plan of hackers to find out the location of users in this way.