According to many disturbing reports, STALKERS are secretly planting AirTags on women to track their whereabouts.
The coin-sized gadgets are designed to attach to items like keys and wallets so you can track them down with an app if lost.
While handy for those who frequently lose their valuables, AirTags are also popular with snoopers.
Swimsuit model Brooks Nader is the newest celebrity become a victim with a ploy, involving wearing someone’s AirTag to track them down.
The 26-year-old was out at a New York City bar last week when a stalker stabbed her in the body and followed her home.
Fortunately, Apple has integrated security tools into its ecosystem to protect people from AirTags pursuers.
What happened to Brooks Nader?
Brooks was hanging out at a bar in TriBeca, NYC, when she had the “scariest moment” of her life on January 5.
She didn’t realize someone had stuffed an Apple tracker in her coat pocket – and she only found out when she got a notification on her phone.
Most read on Phone & amp; Tool
She shared a screenshot of the announcement to Instagram. It says: “Unknown accessory detected.
“This item has been shipping with you for a while. The owner can see its location. ”
The model asked her followers: “I never share things like this but what does the F mean?
“This device has followed me for the past five hours to every location and no one is on my ‘network’.
“It’s not a phone or a tablet, it’s an ‘item’.”
The fashion star later learned that the “item” was the Apple AirTag – a device used to track keys and other personal items via Bluetooth.
Small round devices can attach to items like your keys or your bag so you can track them down with your phone if lost.
But Brooks is now warning how the device could be used in far more sinister ways.
She said: “@Apple, have you considered the danger and potentially fatal consequences of this device?
“Ladies, check your bags, coats, pockets and surroundings. Confused isn’t even a word. “
Talking to Online email She recounted exactly what happened on her night at the bar.
She said: “Basically my coat was lying on the stone bench at Odeon in TriBeCa, which was my first location.
“I went to the bathroom leaving my coat on the chair and that’s when I thought someone had put it on. Then they watched me for five hours on the way home.”
How to protect yourself
There are several ways to reduce the risk of being tracked by AirTag PCMags .’s Steven Winkleman.
For starters, Winkleman recommends regularly checking belongings like luggage, wallets, and bags.
“Take a few minutes to empty your bags and pouches each day; check to make sure all seams are intact and that you don’t feel any lumps or hard surfaces,” he writes.
Next, be wary of mail, especially if you use a PO mailbox or rent one.
Winkleman suggests: Unknown boxes or envelopes may contain Bluetooth trackers, so it’s best to open all your mail before you return home.
Finally, you’ll want to check your bike and car for followers.
You can easily check your bike AirTags, however, cars have more hidden room.
However, Winklesman recommends checking the rear license plate, the gap between the hood and the windshield, the wheel wells, and the front and rear bumpers of the vehicle.
How to detect and disable AirTag
If an AirTag is accompanied by an unregistered person, the tag will ring after 8 to 24 hours.
It will also send notifications to the nearest iPhone (assuming it’s running on iOS 14.5 or later).
If you find an unknown AirTag in your belongings, you can tap your phone to get its serial number and information on how to disable it.
In other news, scientists are embarking on a mission to unravel the mystery behind dozens of creepy baby mummy was buried in an underground tomb in Sicily.
The police have caught an Italian mafia henchman who has been on the run for 20 years after discovering the fugitive on Google Maps.
One of the The best preserved fossils was found that confirmed that juvenile dinosaurs popped out of their shells like baby birds.
And, one eagle-eyed Reddit user made $2 billion fly stealth bomber on Google Maps.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Science & Technology team? Email us at the address email@example.com
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8181397/how-stay-safe-apple-airtags-stalking-you/ How to stay safe from Apple AirTags stalking you – after a swimsuit model secretly followed suit