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Old 11-25-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Bluetooth and security

While driving around yesterday I listened to the Kim Komando Show on the radio. She said that thieves are using Bluetooth scanners to locate portable devices (tablets, laptops, etc.) hidden in cars in order to find something worthwhile to break in and steal. She implied that the device didn't have to be in BT's "discoverable" mode, and suggested that such devices be turned off completely before leaving the car.

And here I was, thinking Bluetooth wasn't good for anything.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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The crack heads around here have rocks or sticks.
A bluetooth scanner is way past their abilities.
They are just looking for anything to resell.

So don't for instance walk out of a store with bags and put them in your car and then lock the car back up and go into another store or restaurant in the plaza.
The crack heads are always watching and know that what you just put in your car is brand new and can be returned for the most money and if you have left the reciept in the bag they can get back cash rather than a gift card.
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