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It's time for Apple to take care of it! AirTag turned out to be a tracking tool: the female model was almost in danger

via:雷科技     time:2022/1/8 15:08:54     readed:95

January 8 news, according to foreign media Appleinsider, Sports Illustrated magazine model Brooks Nader (Brooks Nader) said that a stranger put the AirTag into his coat, tracked himself for 5 hours, during which the iPhone constantly prompted that there were unknown accessories that had been following her, but until she returned home, she found the AirTag in her coat.

苹果该管管了!AirTag竟成跟踪利器:女模特差点身陷险境

Prior to this, there have been news in foreign countries such as car thieves using AirTags to track target vehicles, robbers using AirTags to track drug dealers, and black robberies, etc. These news have revealed that AirTag has brought serious security risks.

If the person being monitored is using an Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad is fine, the system will have a tracking prompt, but if you are using an Android device, you need to download The Trash Detect to scan the surrounding AirTag.Tracker Detect's application interface shows that the app's role is to check whether there is an AirTag around to prevent the user from being tracked, but the Tracker Detect can only detect the AirTag that is separate from the owner to prevent false positives.

Apple's introduction of the Tracker Detect shows that they know that someone is using AirTag for bad behavior, so they need to introduce some programs to ensure the safety of others. But Android mobile phone users generally do not download The Tracker Detect, AirTag is relatively small, even if others learn that there are Apple accessories with them, they may not be able to find, these are security risks.

For ordinary users, although AirTag can prevent the loss of their own things, it may also be tracked. Some netizens doubt that Americans are extremely sensitive to privacy, and AirTag has security risks, and will not be asked to stop production by opponents.

Although this type of tracker device is somewhat sensitive, it is mostly used for the right path, such as hanging on the elderly and children to prevent them from getting lost. The price of ordinary trackers in China is generally only one or two hundred yuan, but it is not as accurate as AirTag, and the discontinuation of trackers should be unlikely.

However, there are so many incidents of women being tracked by criminals using AirTags in the United States, Apple does need to manage, it is best to launch the AirTag use qualification function, only people without criminal records can buy and use AirTags, reducing the possibility of AirTag being used by criminals.

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