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`Bluebugging`: Warning about Bluetooth devices on phones, tablets

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The Better Business Bureau is warning people about "blue bugging," where scammers intercept Bluetooth signals, and hacking into people's phones.

Officials say it's most common in busy areas, like downtown, and the scammers often use the hacked phones to set up pay-per-minute numbers.

Some tips to protect yourself are to use a long password, turn off your Bluetooth when you're not using it, and don't pair to anything but your own phone.

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