EXPERTS claims to have created a fearsome clone of AirTag that can bypass all of Apple’s spying protections.
The controversial device has gained attention for being used to track people or track valuables.
They are meant to be useful, allowing users to find their personal items like keys.
However, there have been several reports of scammers using the small gadget on people’s personal belongings to try to track them down.
Apple has included a beep sound designed to alert potential victims if they are being spied on.
But thieves also did it by modify themcauses the speaker to stop working.
In response, Apple recently outlined the next ways it plans to address the issue, including things like precision search and audible display alerts later this year.
But that doesn’t seem to be enough, according to one researcher, who says he made a clone of the AirTag.
Fabian Braunlein, from Positive Security, revealed: “We created a clone of AirTag that bypassed all those tracking protection features and confirmed that it was working in a real test.
“When I read Apple’s statement, I can immediately think of fairly obvious bypass ideas for every current and upcoming protection mentioned on that relatively long list.”
In one blog posthe describes how he built his own stealthy AirTag and successfully tracked a volunteer’s iPhone for over 5 days without triggering a single tracking notification.
He said that Apple had to include “non-genuine AirTags in their threat model,” suggesting that the problem lies more with Apple’s Find My ecosystem than with AirTags.
Speaking recently, Apple said: “AirTag is designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track other people or property, and we condemn in strong terms as much as possible any harmful use of our products.
“Unwanted tracking has long been a social issue and we took this concern seriously in the design of the AirTag.”
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