As you drive with Bluetooth connected to your smart phone, you might be putting your personal data in danger. Think of it this way.
- The hands free law gave the Bluetooth industry real teeth.
- The Bluetooth headsets are not just for geeks anymore.
- We're all expected to drive around with them now.
"The scariest scenario is someone will, through Bluetooth, be able to access your phone, and take any data on your phone, pictures, music, any email on there," explained Evers.
Most of us leave our Bluetooth devices open and unprotected. That leaves our data vulnerable, just like an open WI-FI signal on a laptop. But it's easy to close off your Bluetooth, and protect your data.
"I can turn my Bluetooth on when I'm in my car, use it with my headset, then turn it off when I get out of my car," said Evers. One switch on your phone, and your data is safe, no matter how long you talk.
Best advice is just click "hidden" on your Smartphone when you hook up your Bluetooth headset.