Security Expert Shows How Flipper Zero Can Be Hacked 

A security expert, who identifies himself as “Anthony”, recently demonstrated an attack tool called Flipper Zero. The device, which costs just $170, was used to send a false radio signal to nearby devices like smartphones, using Bluetooth pop-ups for denial-of-service attacks. Anthony mentioned that the attack range can extend to thousands of feet with amplifiers.

 How the Attack Works 

iPhone users who experience this attack often receive scammy pop-up windows that take over their entire screen. There is no effective way to counter such attacks apart from turning off or using airplane mode.

Bluetooth pop-up spam targets iPhones by exploiting Bluetooth. Flipper Zero executes this technique, bombarding iPhones with unwanted messages. By exploiting Bluetooth vulnerabilities, this technique not only annoys users but also poses security risks.

This spamming can compromise privacy and security. The attack can grant hackers unauthorized access to personal data or enable more sophisticated attacks. It may also harm businesses relying on Bluetooth technology for legitimate purposes.

 Preventing Potential Attack 

Flipper Zero offers amazing benefits and it’s likely to become more popular. It’s important to protect your iPhone against potential Bluetooth attacks. Turn off Bluetooth when not in use, regularly update your iPhone’s software, and enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Finally, take extra caution when pairing with unfamiliar Bluetooth devices.


Ivy Wu

Ivy Wu was a media reporter at btw media. She graduated from Korea University with a major in media and communication, and has rich experience in reporting and news writing.

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