The BBC news channel has reported the first known incident on cyber flashing. This occurred on the London Tube to a 34 year old woman on her iPhone, imagine what could have happened if this had been a child who had received the image. The issue comes down to the built in Bluetooth service called Airdrop which can be found on iOS and MacOS devices which allows files to be transferred between them. This is not turned on by default but is easily turned on set to ‘Everyone’ but once this is enabled, even if you decline the file transfer you still get to see a thumbnail image and that could be enough to cause upset or distress. The best way around this problem is to ensure that you have set your AirDrop settings to “Contacts only” (which will only permit AirDrop file transfers from people in your address book) or disable AirDrop entirely. For the full story follow this link.
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