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Bluetooth User? BBB Offers Tips to Protect Yourself from Hacking Scams
(BBB News Center) Cell phone users are increasingly turning to Bluetooth technology to talk - hands free - on their phones. But as this high tech tool gains popularity in the US and Canada, scammers are finding ways to exploit it, according to a story posted Better Business Bureau News Center.
Always use a minimum of eight characters in your PIN. The longer your code, the more difficult it is to crack.
Switch Bluetooth into "not discoverable" mode when you aren't using it. If you make a call from your car, be sure to switch it off when you get out. Crowded public places are top spots for hackers.
Don't accept pairing requests from unknown parties. If you happen to pair your phone with a hacker's computer, then all your data will be at risk.
When pairing devices for the first time, do so at home or in the office.
Make sure you download and install regular security updates. Device manufactures will release updates to address threats and correct weaknesses.
Read the entire release from the BBB News Center HERE.