How to Stop Bluetooth Hacking

by Nade Xro

Bluetooth is a form of connectivity that allows devices to connect with one another. Computers and mobile phones are the most common devices that use Bluetooth. This type of wireless connection can put your device at risk if you do not use it carefully; there are certain safety measures you can take to protect your device.

Access the Bluetooth settings on your device.

Turn off your Bluetooth after use. If your Bluetooth is off, nobody can connect with you.

Set your device's visibility to "Off." This will stop other devices from seeing your Bluetooth name.

Use a security code whenever pairing with another Bluetooth device. If the other device doesn't know the security code, it will not gain access to your device.

Warning

  • close Do not accept any unexpected Bluetooth requests.

About the Author

With a lifelong interest in journalism, Nade Xro's articles focus on technology and music. Xro was also featured in "The Sun" newspaper after an interview with U.K. rapper Dizzee Rascal. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and English at the University of Greenwich.

Photo Credits

  • photo_camera bluetooth usb image by gajatz from Fotolia.com