Phones not safe anymore: iPhone can be hacked even when it is switched off, reveals a report
A new report quoted by EuroNews revealed, “It is possible to load malware onto an iPhone even when it is turned off.” The study was from the researchers of the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, who found out that only a chip can enable Bluetooth, which can then be hacked and exploited to hack and install malware.
On the other hand, this comes to light when the iOS 15 update is being enabled; it gives an option to locate iPhone even when it is turned off. However, Apple has claimed that the new update would enhance security features, as users would be able to locate phones when lost or stolen. The German researchers have warned of the malware and said, “The feature is enabled because three chips wireless stay-on Bluetooth, NFC, and UWB. This allows the phone to continue sending signals and is designed to help the owner find their phone if it’s lost.”