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    Actions users can take:

    Weinert said that, for now, the only way to prevent the leakage is to set AirDrop discovery to “no one” in the system settings menu and to also refrain from opening the sharing pane. When using AirDrop at home or other familiar settings, this advice may be overkill. It may make more sense when using a computer at a conference or other public venue.

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      The first thing I do in any new OS setup (including Apple’s mobile devices) is shut everything off. Part of the reason is because I don’t trust all these proprietary services – I don’t know how they work. That’s always included AirDrop. I feel kind of vindicated by this.

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      This doesn’t seem like a big deal for anyone who isn’t a high-value target. I post my email and (admittedly to a lesser extent) phone number all over the place, to the point that anyone who wants it can find it. If I was someone important, like the CEO of a large company, I wouldn’t do this and I would therefore be worried about the vulnerability mentioned in the article.

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        Yeah, this wouldn’t be at the top of my personal security todo list. I think the treatment in the article is pretty fair. The headline is a little bold, but factual.

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        I’m too lazy to search for how many millions of emails/phone numbers/drivers licenses got on the internet from equifax, and all other security breaches. I bet amazon knows much more. It’s ironic that our advanced tech has made our privacy issues much worse.