Apple’s “MagicPairing” for AirPods – the magic isn’t perfect yet – the Naked Security
Some technologies evoke reactions of love or hate.
Bluetooth seems to be out of place, because many of us love the and that hate it.
It’s incredibly handy when it works well, but at other times you wonder why you didn’t use a simple old-fashioned cable – for example, when the keyboard stops typing in the middle of an important message, or when the headphones need to be reconnected.
Bluetooth also has its share of security issues, especially as one end of a Bluetooth connection is often a low-cost, low-power, low-budget device with limited budget or computing power available for cryptography and security.
As you can imagine, strong encryption is important for a device like a wireless headset that can eventually send and receive a full recording of all your phone calls, zoom meetings and online chats.
Otherwise, anyone who can listen to your Bluetooth signals (or place an unauthorized Bluetooth receiver in the closet or under the table to record your data later) can listen to your work and private life.