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Why is Bluetooth Using Cellular Data when turned off? Blueborne attack?


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#1 Arvet51

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:12 AM

Hello,

 

I reset my Cellular data statistics yesterday and went to Settings > Cellular > System Services.  I noticed that Bluetooth had used 3.3 KB of Cellular data. A few hours later, I noticed it had used 3.5 KB of data. While this isn't a lot, why is Bluetooth using any at all?  If Bluetooth is off, shouldn't it not be using any data?

 

Could this be a sign of the Blueborne virus that can spread via bluetooth to multiple devices without detection?

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you



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