Apple AirTag Bug Enables ‘Good Samaritan’ Attack

September 28, 2021

If the AirTag has been set to lost mode, the new Apple AirTag tracking device has a function that lets anyone who discovers one of these tiny position beacons to scan it with a mobile phone and know its owner’s phone number.

Set it to Lost Mode, which generates a unique URL at and allows the user to leave a customised message and phone number. Anyone who discovers the AirTag and scans it with an Apple or Android phone will see the owner’s message and a unique Apple URL.

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