Thursday, June 17

Apple AirTag Hacked Immediately After Release

A hacker hacked the Apple AirTag, 10 days from its release. While the said hacking reveals an interesting solution to how AirTag can be misused, it does not pose a real risk to users.

Apple’s long-awaited object tracking tool AirTagIt was launched just 10 days ago and it seems already hacked by competent hackers. According to a video shared by a Twitter account called Stacksmashing, AirTags potentially phishing users or have a different function. to redirect to malicious websites can be used.

Stacksmashing, after hours of work in the tweet series he shared on the subject, to gain access to the microcontroller expresses that he has succeeded. Stacksmashing, which manages to restart the microcontroller after reaching the firmware and making the changes it wishes, He changed his NFC address (URL) He also shared a video of AirTag.

Apple Airtag

When you “tap” an NFC-enabled device to a standard AirTag, AirTag directs you to found.apple.com. If the changed NFC address is AirTag to a third party website can direct. Therefore, it is potentially possible to redirect users to a harmful website via AirTag.

So, does the fact that Stacksmashing hacked the AirTag mean that the AirTag is a security-risky device? In fact, although there is a potential, a big we can’t say there is a risk. Because in order for the hacking method to pose a danger to users, hackers need to take over your AirTag, replace the microcontroller with a hacked AirTag, and you need to reach Apple’s “Find” service by touching your iPhone to AirTag.

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Considering that you will use the AirTag to locate a valuable item such as a wallet if it is lost; if hackers reach your wallet We can say that the thing you should not worry about is being redirected to a harmful website.

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Source :
https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/09/airtag-hacked-for-the-first-time-by-security-researcher-video/

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