With it, researchers were able to infiltrate Samsung Galaxy Phones and the Google Pixel as well as an LG Sports Watch and a car audio system, all by exploiting the Bluetooth connection.
Specifically, iPhones and iPads that haven't been upgraded to iOS 10, as well as a number of other Android, Microsoft and Linux products.
So, while attackers would technically need to be in Bluetooth range of your phone (10.06m) to pull something like this off, they can get some extra distance when there are other infected devices around as well.
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