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Rip-Off Alert: Scammers out to target Bluetooths

Reported by: Marie Mortera
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Updated: 3/25/2013 5:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Nevada's hands-free cell phone law may have more of us using Bluetooth technology to talk.

A Rip-Off Alert from the Better Business Bureau -- hackers are answering with a scam called "Bluebugging."

Here's how it works: Specialized software can hack into your device so the scammers have access to texts, contacts, photos -- everything on your phone.

From here, they can make expensive calls.

Celebrities and politicians may be targeted for their photos.

Tips: Set up a difficult pin number for your phone so hackers can't crack it.

Switch your device into a "not discoverable" mode when you're not using it -- that switches it off. And get those security updates frequently.
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