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Registered: ‎07-09-2010

block Apple AirDrop

How to block Apple AirDrop, AirPlay, AirPrint services to a group of wireless clients.

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: block Apple AirDrop

Are you using AirGroup?

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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Re: block Apple AirDrop

I was under the impression AirDrop used bluetooth and ADhoc?

 

 

When AirDrop is activated, it uses Bluetooth to scan for nearby devices that are advertising discoverability. User can elect to be seen by everyone, only by contact, or not at all if the feature is turned off

Once a connection is established via Bluetooth, an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network is created to link the two devices together, allowing for faster transfer speeds. Basically, Bluetooth is used for discovery and token setup, while the more robust Wi-Fi protocol is leveraged for transfers.

 

 

from: http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/18/ios-7-feature-focus-airdrop-simplifies-speedy-local-file-transfer

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: block Apple AirDrop

Must have changed. It originally worked over the network.

You would need RFProtect licenses to tarpit ad hoc networks.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Registered: ‎04-04-2014

Re: block Apple AirDrop

 

Well, that's a step forward vs spamming multicasts at least.  Now if they could just attempt to use the active WiFi network before resorting to AdHoc.

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