BBB share tips to avoid "Bluebugging" - KLFY News 10

BBB share tips to avoid "Bluebugging"

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Sharane Gott Sharane Gott

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana has a new warning regarding scammers using special software to hack into bluetooth-enabled devices like smart phones and laptops. Bluebugging, it's the latest name given to scammers who are exploiting new age technology.

Sharane Gott, President of the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana, is warning the public of scammers who could be intercepting your blue-tooth signals.

"Crooks are looking for open lines, taking that and making phone calls all across the world and then your stuck with those charges,"

Gott has several tips on how you can protect yourself, and one is as easy as hitting the end button on your cell phone.

"If you leave a line open with a phone call it's not closed, so what you need to do is not be in a hurry, make sure you press the exit button or whatever button to make sure its closed."

Other ways crooks are gaining your personal information is through un-secure cell phones and iPads. Gott says make sure you password protect everything and always update your apps so your devices have up-to-date security features.

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