A researcher got into the AirTags’ microcontroller.


Sarah Tew

Apple AirTags have been available for less than two weeks, but a security researcher has seemingly hacked into the tiny tracker already. Researcher Stack Smashing managed to break into the device’s microcontroller and modify the software, as previously reported by 9to5Mac.

Built a quick demo: AirTag with modified NFC URL

(Cables only used for power) pic.twitter.com/DrMIK49Tu0

— stacksmashing (@ghidraninja)
May 8, 2021

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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