Enthusiasts iOS found an interesting vulnerability in its new version. More precisely, it is a standard function that extends the possibility of the use of the branded headphones AirPods. But how it can be used for improper purposes, just lies on the surface.
If your iPhone is already iOS 12, you can access it yourself. We are talking about selecting “Listen Live”, which among other settings marked with the human ear. Initially it was developed for people with hearing impairments so they can hear the voice of the caller or music, is not available to them normally, using a bunch of iPhone+AirPods. In this case, enough to bring the smartphone to the sound source and hear it in their headphones. However, it turned out that the connection works fine on distances up to 15 m, allowing you to turn a smartphone into a listening device.
The technology is simple — go to the right room with iPhone in hand, simulated activities, in the process, quietly put a smartphone in a secluded place. Go to another room, put AirPods and listen through headphones, what are you talking about near the left of the phone. It is difficult to judge the legality of this method, but also to catch the “spy” red-handed will be difficult — you can always say that the phone is accidentally forgotten, and the earphones inserted into the ears out of habit.
Even better it works with smart clock Apple Watch, because the forgotten flagship smartphone is still evident. The majority of Apple fans took the news negatively, stating that this is another threat to the fragile privacy of the 21st century. After all, no intuition will not help to determine whether a dangerous feature on the mobile partner or not.
Read more •••