Lately, whenever I take public transportation my phone is bombarded with bluetooth pairing requests. I have my bluetooth on because I am listening to music with bluetooth headphones, and in Android 8.1 there doesn't seem to be anyway to not broadcast your device name all the time while bluetooth is on.
Is bluetooth considered safe to have enabled in public spaces?
Why is someone trying to pair to my device? Are they just hoping that I will eventually choose to accept the pairing?