Report reveals WiFi and Bluetooth vulnerabilities under iOS 11

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  • Saturday, 21 Oct 2017

Many iOS 11 users believe that the wireless interfaces of their phones have been switched off when they do it through the new Control Center. However, this is not the case, warns a US tech foundation.

Handling WiFi and Bluetooth in the iOS 11 Control Center not only confuses many users, it's also bad for security, experts say. 

Many users are led to believe that the wireless interfaces of their smartphones have been switched off, explains the US NGO Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). However, only active connections are terminated when switching the respective quick settings to "off" in the Control Center. Moreover, WiFi and Bluetooth will automatically turn on again at 5am, as Apple explains in a support document.

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