BLUFBluetooth has been around for two decades and maintains a significant technological and market niche, but it still has fundamental flaws—which are helpful to know!
Bluetooth has become the default method for connecting devices over a short distance. This article makes the following points:
- ABI Research estimates that 5 billion Bluetooth-enabled devices will be available to consumers this year.
- Despite its longevity and utility, the technology is still prone to issues:
- Has a short range, as Bluetooth options function at lower power and can only connect at limited distances.
- Bluetooth signals travel over unlicensed airwaves, which are effectively open to the public for anyone to use.
- Bluetooth must share and compete with many other products using unlicensed spectrum bands, which may generate interference.
- Cybersecurity issues can arise when transmitting data wirelessly.
- Sometimes a device will start up automatically, which can cause security problems.
- Despite its flaws, Bluetooth will continue as the primary way of connecting the Internet of Things and most smart devices.
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References from the Web :
- SEP 2021 How Secure is Bluetooth? A Full Guide to Bluetooth Safety – VPN Overview
- APR 2022 How to Fix Bluetooth Pairing Problems – Techlicious
- JUN 2022 A little history of Bluetooth – Android Authority
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